Liverpool have acquired Ryan Gravenberch : is he enough?

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Liverpool wanted to add Ryan Gravenberch for a very long time, but whether he is enough remains unclear. The Reds made several inquiries about the player which Bayern Munich rejected. But through trial, error, and serious negotiations, the club landed the player.

There were many reasons one can jump to when considering why Liverpool did its very best to land the player. The player is both young and energetic with a very important skillset. Moreover, the 21 year old is also priced at an affordable £35 million, a great price this late into the window.

The player will be relieving much of the pressure Wataru Endo is currently experiencing. As Endo’s main role as an addition was to compensate for the now Chelsea players Fabinho and Jordan Henderson. Still, while it is great to have the player, it becomes clear that he might not be what the club truly needs.

Why Gravenberch is not enough for Liverpool

Ryan Gravenberch can preform exceptionally, but not at the position the Reds assigned him. The player will be a No 6 for the team, with his main role being defence.

“I think he’s more of a No 8, he’s box-to-box, he gets forward – and I think that’s why Bayern got rid of him, because Thomas Tuchel didn’t want to play him in that position.” Responded the English commentator Jamie Carragher when asked about the transfer.

Still, the player has the skillset to fill the role. The player is 21 year old and can adapt to his new position very easily.

Furthermore, Gravenberch will likely change roles in the future once a suitable player is available to fill his current shirt. And yet, with the current exits and injuries suffered this transfer window, the young man might not be enough.

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