Liverpool are thinking about a deal to deliver Moises Caicedo to Anfield within the January switch window.
What’s been stated?
That’s based on Pete O’Rourke, with the journalist revealing in a current interview with Soccer FanCast that Jurgen Klopp is thinking about a transfer for the Brighton & Hove Albion central midfielder this winter – with the South Coast membership reported to be demanding a charge within the area of £75m as a way to half with the 21-year-old within the present market.
Nevertheless, the switch insider went on to recommend that, with Chelsea additionally reported to be eager on the Ecuador worldwide this month, the Reds could battle to compete with the monetary energy of Graham Potter’s aspect.
Relating to Liverpool’s curiosity in Caicedo, O’Rourke stated: “I’m sure they would make a move for Caicedo, he is well admired by Jurgen Klopp – he does see him as somebody who could improve Liverpool’s midfield. Whether they could compete with Chelsea right now, the way they’re spending money, that’s debatable.”
Klopp should transfer
Whereas it’s simple that £75m is an especially hefty charge to pay for a participant who presently has a mere 25 appearances within the Premier League to his identify, contemplating the merely sensational kind Caicedo has been in for Brighton this season, the argument that Klopp should do all he can to land the midfielder this winter is an extremely straightforward one to make.
Certainly, over his 17 top-flight fixtures within the present marketing campaign, the £16m-rated expertise has been a rock within the coronary heart of the Brighton midfield, making a median of two.9 tackles – the joint seventh-most within the league – 1.4 interceptions, 0.7 clearances and successful 5.7 duels – at a hit fee of 57% – per sport.
The £15k-per-week wonderkid has additionally chipped in for his aspect going forwards, having scored one objective, registered one help and created two huge possibilities for his teammates, along with making a median of 1.1 key passes, enjoying 2.6 lengthy balls and finishing 52.5 complete passes – at a hit fee of 88% – per match.
These returns have seen the participant who Enrico Castro-Montes dubbed each “eye-catching” and a “crown-jewel” common a moderately outstanding Sofascore statistical score of 7.11, not solely rating him as Roberto De Zerbi’s fifth-best performer within the league but additionally because the joint Forty third-best participant within the prime flight of English soccer as a complete to date this time period.
As such, contemplating Caicedo’s already astonishing returns in what’s extensively considered probably the most tough league on the earth, coupled with the actual fact the midfielder continues to be solely 21 years of age, it could certainly seem as if the 28-cap starlet has an exceptionally vibrant and attention-grabbing future within the sport – main us to imagine that Klopp merely should transfer for the teenager this month.