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Liverpool Eyeing A Move For This Bundesliga Midfielder: What Will He Bring To Anfield?

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In a recent report, AS has claimed that Liverpool are eyeing a move for Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Florian Neuhaus this summer. It is believed that the Reds are looking for a replacement for Georginio Wijnaldum and have identified the German playmaker as an ideal candidate in this off-season (via AS).

Neuhaus’ Outstanding Form In European Football Last Season

The 24-year-old enjoyed a brilliant campaign at Borussia-Park after he put in a run of eye-catching displays at the centre of the park. Neuhaus featured in 45 matches for the German outfit last season, registering eight goals and eight assists across multiple competitions.

The talented midfielder has caught the eye in Europe where he averaged 3.0 tackles, 1.1 interceptions, 1.0 clearances, 1.3 shots, 1.0 key passes and 1.3 dribbles per 90 minutes in the UEFA Champions League. He has even been tidy when distributing the ball going forward based on his pass completion rate of 85.6% in European football (stats via whoscored).

Neuhaus is playing some of the best football of his young career at the moment, so he could serve as a perfect replacement for Georginio Wijnaldum at Anfield in the coming seasons. The German midfield ace could be tempted with the opportunity to play under his fellow countryman Jurgen Klopp’s stewardship at Merseyside, so Liverpool should think about engineering a move for him this summer.

Liverpool eyeing a move for Neuhaus who is seen in the picture
Florian Neuhaus Deutschland Germany – Innsbruck 02.06.2021: Deutschland vs. Daenemark, Tivoli Stadion Innsbruck *** Florian Neuhaus Germany Innsbruck 02 06 2021 Germany vs Denmark, Tivoli Stadium Innsbruck

What Will Neuhaus Bring To Anfield This Summer?

Neuhaus has got the vision to play a decisive pass in the attacking third of the field. He has a high work rate and can contribute by doing a bit of everything in midfield. The German international can get stuck in with a few tackles to earn the ball back for his side. He can also clear his lines when needed and can also make some bright runs with the ball in the opposition half. The Landsberg am Lech-born talent is primarily a box-to-box midfielder but can also fill in as a left-sided wide player if needed.

However, there are some concerns over whether Neuhaus can cope with the physical nature and high intensity of English football. Even then, Liverpool should consider getting him on board as he will bring some goals and creativity to Klopp’s midfield department that sometimes struggled to be productive in the final third last season.

At 24, Neuhaus’s best is yet to come, so the Reds head coach can expect to make the most out of the Bundesliga midfielder’s talents over the next few seasons. He will strengthen the Merseyside club’s match-day squad considerably that might help them bridge the gap to Manchester City at the top of the Premier League in the upcoming campaign.

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