Mahmoud Dahoud – What Does He Bring To The Table?

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(Bleacher Report)

Jürgen Klopp joined Liverpool Football Club last year October and a host of players have since been linked to the Merseyside club, a large number being from the Bundesliga.

Today, I will take a look at one of the Bundesliga’s most enthralling players – Mahmoud Dahoud.

Mahmoud Dahoud is a diminutive midfielder just topping 5 ft 9 inches, playing as a midfielder who plays for Borussia Mönchengladbach and the German Under 21 team. Born January 1st 1996, Dahoud is one of the hottest youth prospects of the Bundesliga.

He began his career playing as an apprentice for Germania Reusrath and Fortuna Düsseldorf before signing for Gladbach at the age of 14 in 2010. He developed in the academy and he was handed his debut on the 28th of August 2014 under manager Lucren Favre against FK Sarajevo.

Following the exit of Favre very early on in the Bundesliga season, Dahoud saw his game time increase massively under new coach Andre Schubert, establishing himself as a key component in the midfield. He scored his first goal for the club on the 23rd of September 2015, netting the 4th goal in a 4-2 win over Augsburg. His impact was noted as he won the fan’s player of the month for September.

Dahoud’s influence on the team began to grow and he had arguably his best game in a Monchengladbach shirt in October against Frankfurt, receiving a standing ovation from the opposition supporters.

This season he has scored 5 goals and assisted on 9 occasions in 32 league appearances.

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Photo – Sport.de

He helped the team achieve a fourth place finish in the Bundesliga and secure a Champion’s League place. He is one of the biggest midfield prospects in the Bundesliga and his ability to spray passes, dribble, create opportunities for teammates and an excellent work rate makes him a good match to Jürgen Klopp’s methods.

At 20 years of age, Dahoud has vital years ahead of him. The most notable improvement he would bring to Liverpool is his goal contribution. he was involved in 13 goals, while the likes of Jordan Henderson, Joe Allen, and Emre Can were involved in a total of 7 goals. The fact that Henderson and Allen played far fewer games should be put it into perspective. This excludes Milner who played most of his games on the wing where he is far more comfortable and shows his qualities.

During the 2015/2016 season, Jürgen Klopp largely used the 4-2-3-1 formation using Emre Can and Henderson in the midfield positions. If Liverpool were to secure a move for Dahoud this summer, he could slot in to replace Jordan Henderson in one of the midfield positions.

A midfield duo of Emre Can and Dahoud will be very much exciting as both are of the same nationality and are very hard workers. They will complement each other in a devastating manner as Dahoud will be allowed to dictate play in the midfield, create chances and support the forwards.

If Liverpool manages to secure the services of Dahoud they would have two big midfield prospects on their hands, with the potential to be two of the best midfielders in the world.

The Daily Star were reporting that Klopp is interested in the German midfielder but we’ll take that with a pinch of salt. However, if the reports did prove to be true it would be fantastic addition to the team for next season’s already glittering lineup.

Featured Image – Bleacher Report

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Michael Mongie
Just like you, I am a hugely passionate Liverpool supporter. I started Rousing the Kop in January 2015 and since then it has grown tremendously and has even been nominated as 'Best New Football Blog' in the Football Blogging Awards.

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  1. If only we would have won that bloody final. Götze wouldn’t have backed out, and other good players like Dahoud would have surly followed.

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