Liverpool have had a tremendous close-season, even if it hasn’t quite gone entirely to plan for Jurgen Klopp. The signing of Fabinho was much-needed at Anfield, whilst the arrival of Naby Keita is also likely to plug a few gaps for the club.
However, one player that they are yet to replace is Brazilian attacking midfielder Coutinho, who departed for Barcelona in January. The Reds are lacking the creative quality that he so often provided, and so Klopp should place some attention on bringing it back.
There aren’t too many options in Europe that would be able to fill Coutinho’s shoes, but one player that certainly would is Juventus star Paolo Dybala, who is rated at £99 million by Transfer Markt. A move would go down as one of the biggest in Liverpool history, and it would be a real coup for the club if they were to get it done.
Dybala is up there with the best players in world football, and he has proven that over the years for Juventus. The Argentine attacker, who represented his country at this summer’s World Cup, has delivered on all fronts for Juventus over the years, and he could be just what Liverpool need.
Best suited to a number 10 style role, Dybala has impressed with his remarkable technical ability and class on the ball, and like Coutinho, he’s able to find passes out of nowhere that the typical player simply doesn’t spot. He’s a great passer, dribbler and he’s a solid worker, marking him out as arguably the perfect number 10.
Significantly, he also has goals in his locker. He scored a very solid 22 league goals last season, and so the prospect of him linking up with the ever-deadly Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino will likely be enough to delight fans.
Dybala would be a very costly signing, but he’d be worth his weight in gold. His arrival would undoubtedly indicate the start of a new era at Anfield – and he’s the sort of player that, like Coutinho, could generate success long-term.
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