Journalist Claims This Talented Midfielder Could Join Liverpool: What Will He Bring To Anfield?

Liverpool are long-term admirers of Bissouma who is seen in the picture
Brighton and Hove Albion v Manchester City Premier League 18/05/2021. Brighton and Hove Albion midfielder Yves Bissouma 8 Danes to fans during the Premier League match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Manchester City at the American Express Community Stadium, Brighton and Hove, England on 18 May 2021. Brighton and Hove American Express Community Stadium East Sussex England Editorial use only DataCo restrictions apply See PUBLICATIONxNOTxINxUK , Copyright: xPhilxDuncanx PSI-12785-0094

In a recent interview with The Redmen TV, renowned journalist Neil Jones claimed that Brighton and Hove Albion midfielder Yves Bissouma could join Liverpool this summer. When quizzed about the one player who he thinks is most likely to sign for the Reds in this off-season, Jones replied (transcripted by HITC),

“One player, well I was asked this before, and I said Bissouma is one that I could see happening. I know there has been a bit of denial from some sources around Liverpool, but I think there’s interest there and he certainly fits the bill.”

Bissouma’s Promising Campaign At The Amex Stadium

Bissouma experienced an encouraging season with the Seagulls as he produced a run of solid displays at the heart of their midfield. The 24-year-old made 39 appearances for Graham Potter’s side in the previous campaign, scoring two goals and picking up nine yellow cards in all competitions.

The 18-time Mali international was a positive influence at both ends of the pitch based on his average of 2.9 tackles, 1.8 interceptions, 1.8 clearances, 1.2 shots and 1.5 dribbles per 90 minutes in Premier League football. He even took care of the ball well when distributing possession from midfield after completing 87.4% of his attempted passes in the English top-flight (stats via whoscored).

Bissouma’s current contract at the American Express Community Stadium expires in the summer of 2023, so Liverpool would have to make a sizable offer if they are serious about acquiring the Seagulls midfield ace’s services this summer.

Neil Jones claims Bissouma could join Liverpool (Bissouma is seen in the picture)
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What Will The Mali International Bring To Anfield?

Bissouma loves to get stuck in with some crunching tackles to disrupt the opponent’s flow in the game at the centre of the park. He has got excellent defensive awareness that allows him to sense the danger quickly and earn possession back for his side.

The Mali star is also an accurate passer of the ball and packs a lot of power with his strikes from long range. He has a good work rate and can even make some energetic runs in the opposition half. Bissouma ticks all the right boxes in terms of what Jurgen Klopp expects from his holding midfielders.

The Brighton star could flourish playing in Liverpool’s brand of high-pressing football and has what it takes to form a dominant holding midfield partnership with Fabinho at Anfield. He will serve as an upgrade over Naby Keita who has been quite injury-prone during his time at Merseyside. We can expect Bissouma to bring a lot of bite and steel to Klopp’s midfield department, so the Reds should consider launching a move to land him in this off-season.

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