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Liverpool should take advantage of the £84 million Barcelona crisis as the midfield transfer fix is there in front of FSG.



Liverpool is allegedly waiting for the “perfect” midfield transfer target, although FSG has a strong possibility of signing a top Barcelona candidate.

Liverpool should take advantage of the £84 million Barcelona crisis as the midfield transfer fix is there in front of FSG.

Jude Bellingham would be a great asset to Liverpool. Jude Bellingham will not be available this summer. Liverpool urgently need another midfielder. All of these things are true: it remains to be seen how the FSG will reconcile them in the week that is still in the transfer window.
When Jurgen Klopp only talks about picking the “right” candidate, there is almost an acceptance among Liverpool fans that he is talking about Bellingham. Although it’s about getting five out of two and two, that seems like the only way to figure out what FSG are doing. Where is the logic in postponing the midfield rebuild for another season unless we wait for someone who won’t be available until 2023?

After all, the case for accelerating this next stage of Liverpool’s development is growing stronger by the day, with Thiago and Naby Keïta reiterating that they simply cannot be relied on to stay fit. There is now plenty of evidence that Jordan Henderson isn’t delivering what he once did in the Number Eight role. He’s still a very good player, one of many available for Klopp, but it’s hard to see the team challenging the league if the current situation remains the same.

Is Bellingham so much better than the alternatives that it’s worth risking an entire campaign to land him? It would certainly be a huge risk, not least because there’s no guarantee the Borussia Dortmund man would join Liverpool. In the worst-case scenario of Klopp missing out on the top four, the chances are very slim.

Taking Klopp at face value, rather than assuming he’s talking about Bellingham in cryptic terms, there are a number of midfielders who could be seen as ‘correctly’ suited – above all, those who could be readily available. . At Barcelona, ​​one man would clearly make sense now and in the long run. The Catalan circus is still in town. Xavi recently admitted that they still have to sell to sign Jules Koundé. There could be a core of three or four untouchable players who could rule Pedri out, but one hugely exciting talent is yet to sign a new contract: Gavi.

As early as July, reports suggested that new terms would be just a formality. Nothing has been announced yet. Whether it has something to do with Barcelona’s financial mess (most likely) or a problem in the negotiations, time is running out for a deal due to expire next year. Should Liverpool come up with an exceptional offer – corresponding to the kind of compensation needed to win Bellingham next summer it should definitely be considered. MARCA reports that its safeguard clause is now 100 million euros (84 million pounds).

Just recently turned 18, Gavi has already secured a spot in Barcelona’s first team. It’s not hard to see why too: he’s a threat in midfield, ranking in the 85th percentile for expected goals and assists without combined penalties. He is also a master at moving the ball thanks to his prodigious dribbling ability and will surely have caught Klopp’s attention with his pressure of 23.97 every 90 minutes.

Where Bellingham stands out a little better is with its progression through passes, an area where Gavi is lagging behind, albeit with impressive passing accuracy. But the two still top each other’s list of “similar players” on FBref, further indicating that Liverpool have options beyond the Borussia Dortmund star. Considering the contract situation and the obvious struggles at Barcelona, ​​this seems like an obvious solution for Liverpool. That’s not to say it would be an easy move for FSG, but it seems certain a big offer would at least be considered – especially if the rumors that Xavi still wants Bernardo Silva are, and possibly, a real Lionel reunion. Messi.

There is nothing to lose by testing the waters. FSG must decide whether an additional Gavi year at Liverpool will close a perceived quality gap with Bellingham; If the answer is yes, then there’s no point in waiting.


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