Liverpool Identify This Brighton Midfielder As A Top Target: What Will He Bring To Anfield?

Nicol urges Liverpool to land Brighton's Bissouma who is seen in the picture
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In a recent report, The Sunday World has mentioned that Liverpool have identified Brighton and Hove Albion midfielder Yves Bissouma as a top target this summer. It is believed that the Reds boss Jurgen Klopp wants to bolster his midfield options for the new campaign and has now set his sights on the Mali international ahead of the summer transfer window (via The Sunday World).

Bissouma’s Impressive Form At The Amex Stadium This Season

Bissouma is having a solid season at the American Express Community Stadium as he has produced a series of dominant displays at the heart of Graham Potter’s midfield. The 24-year-old has featured in 34 matches, netting two goals and picking up seven yellow cards and one red card across all competitions.

The Issia-born sensation has given a good account of himself at both ends of the field by averaging 2.8 tackles, 1.6 interceptions, 1.6 clearances, 1.2 shots, 0.5 key passes and 1.5 dribbles per 90 minutes in this Premier League campaign. He has even been excellent when distributing possession from midfield, as evidenced by his pass success rate of 87.1% in league football (stats via whoscored).

Bissouma is currently playing the best football of his career, so it is no surprise that the Reds are showing interest in acquiring his services when the transfer window reopens later this year. He is one of the first names in Potter’s teamsheet these days which goes to show just how much he has matured as a footballer.

Liverpool identify Bissouma as a top target (Bissouma is seen in the picture)
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What Will The Mali International Bring To Anfield?

Bissouma has a knack for winning possession back for his team as he can scan the danger quickly and time his tackles well in midfield. The 14-time Mali international can also make some important recovering runs at the back and is usually a good passer of the ball. He is also proficient at pulling off some promising dribbles with the ball and can strike the ball with power from long range.

A player of Bissouma’s skillset would add a lot of bite and steel to Liverpool’s midfield that has shown some signs of weaknesses this season. Jurgen Klopp needs to freshen up his squad if he wants his men to challenge for the Premier League title once again next season.

At 24, Bissouma is about to enter the prime stage of his football career, so Klopp might fancy getting the best out of him in the coming seasons. He could also form a dominant holding midfield partnership with Fabinho that would allow the Liverpool manager to tweak his formations more often if needed.

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