Liverpool are crying out for an attacking midfielder who can carve open defences.
The Reds suffered their first European defeat of the season against Napoli as Lorenzo Insigne struck one minute from time to hand the Carlo Ancelotti’s side the victory. Liverpool failed to get out of first gear and lost an edge when Naby Keita was forced off the field after just 19 minutes. His replacement, Jordan Henderson, didn’t offer enough to the attack following his arrival.
Liverpool are yet to find a suitable replacement for Philippe Coutinho who left for Barcelona back in January. Nabil Fekir was Jurgen Klopp’s number one target during the summer, but his collapsed move to Anfield was not revived. Now, the Reds are desperate for a number ten to add some much-needed creativity to the side.
One man they should target is Bayer Leverkusen wonderkid – Kai Havertz. Valued at £31.5m by Transfermarkt, the midfielder is one of the brightest talents in the Bundesliga and has developed into a key player for his side. Havertz has been tipped to be the successor to Toni Kroos in the Germany national team.
Kavertz has made eight appearances this season, scoring three goals and registering two assists. The 19-year-old is supremely confident on the ball and has the ability to unlock defences with his passing. His large physical frame would make adapting to life in the Premier League much easier.
Under Klopp’s tutelage, the German could easily become one of the best midfielders in the world and add some much-needed creative spark into his side. Havertz can transition defence to attack and give Liverpool the edge they lacked against Napoli.
He would cost a pretty penny, but landing Havertz would definitely be worth it.
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