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Image: Is this the real reason why Liverpool are in talks with 22-year-old winger?

The Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern are slowly coming around to the idea of Gelson Martins moving to Anfield this summer…

According to Sky Sports News on Twitter, the Reds are interested in a move for the winger this summer, with Jurgen Klopp looking to improve his side.

Indeed, the Portuguese international has impressed for Benfica this season, delivering fantastic performances going forward. His main attributes are undoubtedly his passing and dribbling ability, and if this stat from Opta Joe is anything to go by, that could well be what is attracting Jurgen Klopp.

As displayed by Opta Joe on Twitter, Martins had the most assists in the Portuguese top flight last season, with a grand total of 9.

Clearly, this is a pretty remarkable record, and it shows several things about Martins’ play style. On an immediate level, it shows that he is progressive and attacking, but the actual number of assists proves just how influential he is going forward.

At times last season, Liverpool struggled to make things happen, and with a duo like Martins and Coutinho in the same side, Klopp would almost certainly not have to worry about that next year.

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