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Chiesa : The Answer to Klopp’s Problems for Next Season

Liverpool is eyeing a potential swoop for Federico Chiesa, the talented winger from Juventus, following his recovery from a long-term injury. Gazzetta dello Sport (via Paisley Gates) reports that Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are facing competition from Bayern Munich. Bayern aims to secure the transfer of the 25-year-old star from the Old Lady for €45m (£39m).

Chiesa has been plagued by injuries in recent seasons. It has led to raising of questions about whether the Reds’ hierarchy views this move as auspicious. Nevertheless, this gem, earning £155k-per-week, is among the most creative wingers in Europe. His addition could introduce a new dimension to Klopp’s system. Especially considering he has just two years remaining on his current contract.

Liverpool’s recent transfer activities have faced criticism from supporters both inside and outside the club. Last summer, they only managed to secure the loan signing of Arthur. It left the central midfield in dire need of reinforcements. However, the offensive caliber has been reignited. Although not yet reaching the imperious level of Liverpool’s prime period under Klopp’s reign.

Over the past 18 months, the club has made significant signings, including Darwin Nunez (£85m), Cody Gakpo (£35m), and Luis Diaz (£37m). All of whom have demonstrated glimpses of a world-class strikeforce. While the focus now shifts to strengthening the midfield this summer, rumors surrounding Chiesa’s potential move to Anfield persist. There are reports from January linking the Italian international to the club.

Chiesa Potential Revival at Liverpool

Federico Chiesa’s arrival would undoubtedly inject creativity into Liverpool’s game, earning him praise as a “wizard” by broadcaster Roger Bennett for his remarkable performances on the pitch. Since his comeback from a debilitating injury. Chiesa has registered ten direct goal contributions from just 11 starts across all competitions, an impressive feat.

Undeniably a gamble, signing Chiesa could prove rewarding for Klopp as he strives to restore Liverpool’s prominence. Currently languishing in fifth place in the Premier League, the team requires a world-class sheen. Anfield would provide a rich pool of attacking talent where Chiesa can effectively manage his game time while still maintaining a potent aura. Rio Ferdinand even acknowledged his exceptional abilities. He even placed him among the top 4% of attacking midfielders and wingers across Europe’s top five leagues over the past year in terms of assist rates. He also ranks in the top 15% for progressive carries and the top 16% for successful take-ons per 90, according to FBref.

Bringing Chiesa into the mix would introduce a fresh dimension to Liverpool’s game and enhance their chances of success. As a 40-cap international, his dynamism could be the deciding factor between reigniting the fire and experiencing a resplendent Anfield renaissance in the upcoming season. His arrival may mark a turning point for Liverpool, propelling them back to their former glory.

As featured on WalkOn.com

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