TT Introduces: Andrea Favilli

TT Introduces: Andrea Favilli

Liverpool have started the season with a 100% record from their opening 4 fixtures and played with a dominant swagger which suggests they are ready to mount a title challenge this season. 

The arrival of Fabinho, Naby Keita, Xhedan Shaqiri and Alisson seem to have had the desired effect on Liverpool thus far, even if the latter made a clanger against Leicester City on Saturday lunchtime.

Liverpool have flirted with the prospect of clinching their first ever Premier League title in recent years but a maiden title continues to elude them.

However, the early signs are there to suggest that this could finally be their year, although an injury to Roberto Firmino could change all of that.

Beyond the Brazil international Jurgen Klopp has both Dominic Solanke and Divock Origi to call upon, but there is a growing feeling that neither of those players are capable of spearheading a title-winning attack.

With that in mind, Klopp would be wise to begin scouting the market for another bright young talent who possesses the potential to blossom into a lethal Premier League forward.

And one man who fits the aforementioned description is Juventus’ Andrea Favilli.

The 21-year-old centre-forward is a physical force to be reckoned with who would provide a fresh dynamic for Liverpool in attack.

Juventus moved to sign Favilli in the summer transfer window after the youngster scored 8 goals from 14 appearances in all-competitions for Ascoli last season before a cruciate ligament injury obtained in November ruled him out for the rest of the season.

But the potential he demonstrated during the early stages of the campaign were clearly enough to convince Juventus to part with £6.75 million to secure his services in July.

The bullish centre-forward is renowned for his poachers instinct and physical presence at the spearhead of the attack, and he will be hoping to demonstrate his enormous potential on a consistent basis during his season-long loan spell with Serie A outfit Genoa this season.

Favilli made his debut for Genoa on Sunday when he came off the bench at half-time against Sassuolo and made an instant impact by providing 2 assists, although ultimately his contribution was in vain as his side suffered a 5-3 defeat.

It will be interesting to see how Favilli performs over the course of a full Serie A season and if he reaches the level he is capable of there is no doubt that interest will begin to emerge from some of Europe’s elite clubs.

The growing feeling at Liverpool is that Origi is beneath the level required to support Firmino and Solanke cannot be relied upon until he has a full season of senior football under his belt, so there’s no doubt Klopp should keep a close eye on Favilli this season as he could provide the answer to his second-striker conundrum next summer.

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