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Potential consequences: Liverpool’s capture of Houssem Aouar

Potential consequences: Liverpool’s capture of Houssem Aouar

Liverpool will be hoping to do all they can in the January transfer window to propel themselves ahead of Manchester City in the title race.

In what will prove to be a very tricky mission because of how good Man City have been this season, they need to bring in players who will have an instant impact on the team.

For example, Telefoot via the Sun are reporting that, alongside their title rivals Manchester City, Liverpool are set to launch an interest in Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar.

This is a bold and potentially brilliant move considering how highly rated the 20-year-old midfielder is.

With five goals and four assists to his name this season, the box-to-box midfielder has it all and is, therefore, someone Liverpool have to go all out to sign.

Here are the potential consequences should they pull this audacious move off.

Early exit for Fabinho

Rumours (from the Daily Record via Bleacher Report) have been circulating about the possibility of Fabinho leaving the club, despite only joining in the summer.

These reports have been silenced by the player himself but should another midfielder arrive at Anfield with the talent Houssem Aouar has, Fabinho may actually leave in search for regular game-time elsewhere.

Massive boost in title race if they can sign him

Pep Guardiola recently called Aouar “incredible” after City’s draw with Lyon in the Champions League. To steal an obvious target away from the Citizens would be an achievement in itself, as well as giving Liverpool even more ammunition to target Man City during the second half of the season.

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