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Liverpool Are Showing Interest In This Chelsea Midfielder: Good Fit For The Reds?

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Abhinab Ghosh
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In a recent report, The Guardian mentioned that Liverpool are showing interest in Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount. It has been revealed that the Reds are among the clubs hoping to acquire the services of the England international.

Mount’s Up And Down Season In English Football

Mount is having a tough campaign at Stamford Bridge as he has struggled to find consistency with his performances in the final third. The 24-year-old has found the back of the net three times and grabbed six assists in 27 matches for the Blues this season across multiple competitions.

The English sensation deserves some credit for proving himself to be a valuable contributor for Chelsea in the opponent’s half based on his average of 1.5 tackles, 1.5 shots and 1.5 key passes per 90 minutes in Premier League football. He has even been excellent when interchanging possession with his teammates, as evidenced by his pass success rate of 80.7% in the top tier of English football (stats via whoscored).

His current contract at the West London club is set to run out in the summer of 2024. Thus, it makes sense for Liverpool to engineer a move to sign him on the cheap at the end of this campaign.


Is Mount A Good Fit For Liverpool?

Mount is a solid tackler of the ball and can lead the press well for his side in the opponent’s half. He can strike the ball with venom and accuracy from long range and has got the vision to orchestrate some meaningful chances for his teammates in the final third. The English playmaker is also quite clever with his movements in and around the opposition penalty box. He can contribute by scoring and creating his fair share of goals up top but needs to find more consistency if he wants to taste more success at the highest level.

Mount mainly operates in the number ten position but can also function as a left-sided wide player or as a box-to-box midfielder if asked to do so. Hence, he will be a great fit for Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp‘s brand of football at Anfield.

We can expect Mount to add more quality to the Merseyside club‘s first XI and increase competition for places within their squad. Therefore, Klopp should focus on trying everything he can to arrange a move to bring Mount to Merseyside next summer when he will have just one year remaining in his Chelsea contract.

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