The Liverpool fans here in the Transfer Tavern have been absolutely delighted with some of the play under Jurgen Klopp this season, despite some of the defensive frailty earlier in the campaign. Indeed, our resident Reds believe their charismatic German coach really is onto something and are hopeful of a closer title challenge next season.
With that in mind, they believe only a few additions are needed over the course of the summer window. Clearly, Klopp needs a specific type of player to properly fit into his high-pressing system, so Liverpool need to be clever in how they approach the summer window.
Well, funnily enough, our local Liverpudlians have a surprise name on their list. Ander Herrera – of great rivals Manchester United – would be an ideal fit into their engine room. While the Spaniard is largely on the periphery of proceedings over at Old Trafford, he’s proven to be a dynamic central midfielder, one capable of covering a lot of ground and helping break play up before springing a counter-attack.
With his hard running, Herrera would sit alongside Naby Keita and one of either Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain or Jordan Henderson in a midfield three, helping stop the opposition before distributing the ball smartly and feeding Liverpool’s wonderfully varied front three.
Boasting the level of technical ability you’d expect of a Spanish international, Herrera would be an ideal fit for Liverpool. Whether or not United would sell to a rival remains to be seen, though we have watched a number of transfers between big six rivals over the last season or so.