According to a report from Liverpool Echo, the Merseyside club are showing interest in Ryan Gravenberch from Bundesliga. It is understood that the Reds require midfield reinforcements this summer, and the former Ajax midfielder has been identified as a potential option.
Gravenberch’s Struggling Campaign In The Bundesliga This Season
The 20-year-old is struggling for game time with the German giants, and his future has been called into question. He has only managed to find the back of the net on one occasion over 23 appearances across all fronts.
The Amsterdam-born talent has mostly come onto the pitch as an impact substitute which explains why he is only averaging 0.6 tackles, 0.5 shots and 0.4 key passes per game in the Bundesliga. However, he has been excellent with his ball distribution after completing 89.4% of his attempted passes in the German top flight (stats via whoscored).
He is under contract at the Allianz Arena until the summer of 2027. Hence, it would be tough for Liverpool to convince Bayern to sell him this summer.
Should Klopp Bring Him To Liverpool?
Gravenberch’s technical skills are impressive. He has a great first touch, which allows him to control the ball and quickly distribute it to his teammates. His passing ability is also excellent, and he is capable of making accurate long passes. One of his greatest strengths is his physicality. Standing at 1.90 meters, he towers over most players on the field, allowing him to dominate in the air and win the challenges. He is also a skilled dribbler, often using his strength and pace to make some decent runs down the middle.
In addition to his physical and technical abilities, Gravenberch has shown great maturity on the field. Despite his young age, he is calm and composed on the ball and makes intelligent decisions. He also has good positional awareness, which allows him to make important interceptions and tackles.
Although he still has some areas to improve, such as his finishing inside the box and defensive positioning in the middle of the park. However, If he continues to develop at the same rate, he surely has the potential to become one of the best midfielders in the world.
Jurgen Klopp should definitely consider bringing him aboard, as he could be the long-term successor for Fabinho and Jordan Henderson in the midfield department. He would be a decent reinforcement this summer, although it would take a decent sum of money to bring him over to Anfield.