Liverpool is dreaming to sign the next content with the Caicedo move. It’s no secret that Liverpool urgently needs reinforcements for the midfield.
Jurgen Klopp currently has James Milner, Alex Oxlade Chamberlain and Naby Keita whose contracts expire at the end of the season, moreover, Arthur Melo will surely return to Juventus at the end of his loan.
The Red’s Transfer interest
Piotr Zielinski and Ismael Bennacer are in Liverpool’s radar. They have also been interested in Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo for several months, but he could cost £85 million.
Liverpool dreaming to sign Kante 2.0 with Moises Caicedo’s move
Brighton doesn’t want to sell Caicedo in the winter transfer market. However, Liverpool have already packed up their interest in the midfielder entirely, with a move in the summer now.
Caicedo as Next Kante
The 21-year-old Ecuadorian has been likened to Kante and he could be Liverpool’s own version of the combative Frenchman. Moreover, their playing styles are quite similar.
South American football expert Tim Vickery praised Caicedo last year in an interview with Talk Sport:
“He is a terrific athlete who makes football look easy. A box-to-box midfielder. A year ago he was saying that Kante of Chelsea is his role model but he is already more than that. He already offers more in the final third.“
“That kind of box-to-box midfielder that’s very much in the tradition of the England game. Strong, quick, intelligent and cool. He really does look like the genuine article.”
Ecuadorian football historian Enrico Castro-Montes also heaped praise on the youngster in an interview with Het Niuewsblad (via Sport Witness) :
“In his own country, he is really seen as the crown jewel of a new generation.“
“Caicedo really has everything to become the best Ecuadorian footballer of all time. I think that off the ball, he is indeed somewhat reminiscent of Kante, but on the ball, he resembles Paul Pogba with his flair and his technique.”
This season, the young Ecuadorian midfielder has impressed in the Premier League. With an average sofa-score rating of 7.12/10, 1.1 key passes per game, an average of 67.8 touches on the ball, and 3.1 tackles per game. He has proven that he has a wide range of qualities that would fit him well into Klopp’s system.
As we know, central midfield is a position the Reds have to revamp in 2023. The aforementioned £85 million might sound a lot, but signing Caicedo as the cornerstone of that change will help the Merseyside club take the next step in its development under Jurgen Klopp.
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