Liverpool may well have improved since losing Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona but that does not suggest the club should disregard the prospect of signing a replacement.
The arrival of Xherdan Shaqiri has provided Jurgen Klopp with an excellent number ten. The Switzerland international has been in inspired form since arriving at Anfield, pulling the strings in midfield and carving teams open with his precise vision.
But for all his quality there is no doubt that he is lacking the X factor which Coutinho provided during his time at Liverpool. The Brazilian provided countless moments of individual brilliance both in open play and from set-pieces, endearing himself to the Reds faithful in the process.
However, if Liverpool want to move on from the electric playmaker they need to complete a marque signing which really captures the imagination of the supporters, and a recent report from Goal suggests they have a prime opportunity to do exactly that in January.
Indeed, the report claims the relationship between Real Madrid and Isco is fragile, and if relations don’t improve the Spanish giants may be forced to sell the £81 million rated wizard. (as per Transfermarkt).
The Spain international is scintillating in possession and a player who possesses all of the technical and physical attributes to thrive in the Premier League.
With 46 goals and 53 assists to boast in his career with Los Blancos it’s clear to see that Isco has the decisive end product to match his build-up play.
The thought of seeing Isco link-up with Mo Salah and Sadio Mane is one which will have Liverpool supporters licking their lips, but Klopp and the rest of the club’s hierarchy may have to act in January in order to land a dream Coutinho replacement.
After all, Isco’s unhappiness may well force him to contemplate a move when the winter window opens for business, and he is likely to have plenty of offers to mull over in the event that Madrid make him available for transfer.
If Liverpool do not capitalise on the situation in January they will miss out on Isco to a European rival; it’s time for FSG to act.
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