Can Liverpool’s Search For A Top Class Left-Back End With This €40m Rated Primeira Liga Talent?

Liverpool are back to winning ways, after wins in back to back matches against Huddersfield Town and West Ham United. Their last match saw them showing great attacking intent and taking the Hammers’ defence to the sword with a 4-1 win, to rise to the fifth place in the league table.

The Reds have brought in a number of attacking options this season, which has helped them to sharpen their front line. However, their backline has been vulnerable and has lacked quality so far. They are now looking to add a few more players to their side with the view to strengthening their defensive lineup and leave no weak spots for the rivals to capitalise on.

Among a number of defenders eyed by Jurgen Klopp, the name of the Spanish international Alex Grimaldo is right on the top of the list for the German mastermind.

The player is currently plying his trade at the Portuguese club Benfica and has made a strong statement with his gallant performance as a fullback, helping his side to win the Primeira Liga in the last term. This season also, he has ensured that the Eagles stay on the top of the ladder and defend their title.

The 22-year-old is known for his ability to guard his goal his tackles and is more than capable of initiating attacks with his darting runs down the left-hand side of the pitch. The player has attracted the attention of a number of big-name clubs from all over Europe including Liverpool, who are desperately looking for a top-class left back to add to their lineup.

Klopp has always been wary about the form of the first choice left back of his side, Alberto Moreno, who has failed to play a sustainable role in the lineup.

He opted to use the English midfielder James Milner in place of the Spanish fullback for the better part of the last term and might be more than happy to have a player like Alex Grimaldo at his disposal in the near future, even with Andrew Robertson struggling to get into the first team.

The young defender has been a key figure in the lineup for the Portuguese champions and the Merseyside club might have a tough task in luring him to England. Reportedly, they will have to shell out as much as €40 million in order to bring him to the Premier League but is he an option they should go all in for?

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Abhishek Majumdar

Editor in Chief of The 4th Official. A man in his thirties who worries about the nuances of the financial aspects of football and how it will impact the game in the long term.

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