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Liverpool Urged To Land This Chelsea Playmaker: What Will He Bring To Anfield?

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Abhinab Ghosh
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In a recent interview with TalkSPORT, former Premier League striker Darren Bent urged Liverpool to land Chelsea playmaker Mason Mount. Bent said,

“If you look at the clubs that are in for him, the only one that makes sense for me – and I think they need him – is Liverpool.

“Because they need legs in that midfield. He would add quality to that midfield.”

Mount’s Up And Down Campaign In West London

Mount is having a tough season at Stamford Bridge but has managed to put in a run of influential displays for Chelsea in the final third. The English talent has found the back of the net three times and earned six assists in 32 appearances for the Blues this season on all fronts.

The 24-year-old has been a consistent performer for the Blues as well based on his average of 1.4 tackles, 1.4 shots, 1.3 key passes and 0.7 dribbles per 90 minutes in Premier League football. He has even distributed the ball relatively well after completing 80.3% of his attempted passes in league football (stats via whoscored).

His current deal with Chelsea is set to expire in the summer of 2024. Thus, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp could potentially sign him on the cheap at the end of this season.


What Will Mount Bring To Liverpool?

Mount can get stuck in with some solid tackles when the opposition are on the front foot. He usually works hard for his team at both ends of the pitch and can strike the ball with power and precision from long range.

The English sensation has also got the vision to orchestrate some promising chances for others around him and is a good dribbler with the ball as well. He usually operates as an attacking midfielder but can also fill in as a box-to-box midfielder or function as a left-winger if his manager tells him to do so.

We can expect Mount to bring a lot of quality to Jurgen Klopp‘s attack and serve as an ideal replacement for Naby Keita, who has struggled to prove his worth at the Merseyside club so far. The Chelsea star could even help the Reds get back to challenging for the Premier League title and other top honours over the next few years. Thus, Klopp should focus on getting a deal done for him as he has what it takes to become a fan-favorite at Anfield if he can make a smooth transition to the Liverpool manager’s playing style in the future.

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