Liverpool ensured their unbeaten start to the Premier League season continued with a hard-fought 3-0 victory over Watford.
The hosts made life extremely difficult for the Reds at Vicarage Road and forced saves from Alisson Becker in the first-half. The Hornets eventually fell behind after Mohamed Salah beat Ben Foster before Trent Alexander-Arnold netted his first club goal for almost 11 months with a wonderful free-kick. A late tap-in from Roberto Firmino ensured Liverpool remain just two points behind Manchester City in the Premier League table.
Jurgen Klopp believes Liverpool won’t be spending in the January transfer window after investing heavily in the playing squad over the summer. However, many of his team face an uncertain future including Divock Origi. The Belgian has slipped down the pecking order and is reportedly (via ESPN) attracting interest from Galatasaray.
To allow Origi to leave for Turkey, Liverpool must ensure they receive Turkish wonderkid – Yunus Akgun – in exchange. Valued at just £135k by Transfermarkt, the 18-year-old is considered one of the country’s brightest prospects after breaking into the Gala first-team. Akgun has made a handful of substitute appearances this season and is expected to be given a prominent role in the starting eleven in the near future.
Akgun has represented his country at U19 international level on six occasions, scoring four, providing an assist and receiving the man of the match award during their 1-0 win over England last week. Able to play right across the forward line, Akgun would flourish under the tutelage of Klopp and would be a fantastic long-term option for the Merseyside club. Under contract until 2020, using Origi as a makeweight could help Liverpool beat the likes of Juventus and Chelsea to his signature.
A new contract for Sadio Mane was a major statement of intent last week, now Liverpool must snap up the services of one of Turkey’s most promising youngsters.
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