Liverpool scout midfielder ahead of summer transfer

Jürgen Klopp is reportedly scouting Mahmoud Dahoud ahead of a summer transfer to Merseyside.


Did you think just because the transfer window closed that the rumours would cease to be?

Haha. Don’t be silly. How will the tabloids make their money without rumours based on the slightest truths?

They wouldn’t really.

The latest transfer rumour is from Transfer Market Web, who claim that Jürgen Klopp is scouting Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud. They understand that the gaffer is interested in bringing the Syrian-born German international to Anfield in the summer when he will be available on the cheap.

The Sunday Express report that Dahoud has rejected a new contracted and could be available to leave for as little as £10 million. As much as that is good news, Dahoud has been the subject of interest from Juventus and Milan as well as Liverpool and should Klopp want to sign him in the summer, it might come down to who flexes their muscles financially.

We know how that usually ends for Liverpool.

Liverpool have had serious issues this season with squad depth when key players have been missing through injury or suspension. With the prospect of European football next season, Klopp is almost guaranteed to dabble with transfers in the coming summer.

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Dahoud has proven in the Champions League and in the Bundesliga that he is a midfielder with a lot of potential. Many German football experts believe that the Gladbach star would thrive under Klopp’s high-intensity style of play.

With great stamina and work rate, Dahoud would be more than suited to play the box to box role which Emre Can has done so poorly in this season. With only one goal and one assist in the Bundesliga, Dahoud would need to work on his output to truly have a place in Klopp’s side.

On average, Dahoud makes 2.25 tackles per game which is a far cry more than Emre Can’s 1.65. With 2.33 interceptions per game, the Gladbach midfielder also averages more than double that of Can. While stats can be misleading, one needs only watch Dahoud to get an idea of his worth in the engine room.

He might not need to score bucket loads of goals with the likes of Sadio Mané and Philippe Coutinho in the side. What he needs to do, and does, is break things up in the middle of the park and distribute the ball well. Last season, Dahoud finished the season with an 84% pass accuracy which is very respectable for a midfielder who often needs to play risky passes.

All in all, Liverpool would do very well to sign Dahoud with Juventus, AC Milan and Manchester City also interested. He would add a great deal, especially in a season where the Reds could be back in the Champions League for the first time since 2014.

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