Although it’s unlikely for Liverpool to sign Cesc Fabregas, Michael Mongie believes it’s imperative for Jürgen Klopp to sign a player in his mould.
It’s safe to say that there are going to be a fair number of questionable transfer stories in the next few months with the season drawing to a close and the summer transfer window set to open.
A report which has cropped up which defintely needs to be questioned is Caliomercato’s claim that Liverpool is interested in signing Chelsea technician Cesc Fabregas. The Spaniard has played a bit-part role for the Londoners this season and the suggestion is that he is looking to find more game time.
Liverpool and Manchester United are both said to be “quitely confident” of signing the soon to be Premier League champion.
Regardless of whether or not Liverpool is interested, you have to ask the question: is Cesc Fabregas the type of midfielder that Jürgen Klopp should be trying to sign? His CV would suggest that there aren’t any clubs in world football that could confidently say they could do without his talents.
Despite playing from the bench for Antonio Conte this season, Fabregas has been incredible as far as his output is concerned. In 26 games this season, or just 1165 minutes, the World Cup winner has provided 10 assists and scored four himself.
In comparison, from a position higher up the field, Coutinho has scored six more goals but made four fewer assists. It has to be said that the Brazilian has 886 minutes more on the pitch.
It would help to have a player like Fabregas in the side against teams like Swansea, Burnley and Southampton – teams that defend with a low block. His passing and final ball would help in the final third where Liverpool has lacked incision this season.
While Jürgen Klopp typically likes physically strong and defensively sound central midfielders, perhaps it would be wise to break the mould in favour of a move for Fabregas.
Liverpool has been widely reported as being big admirers of RB Leipzig dynamo Naby Keita and he would certainly bring new a new approach to the side, but players in Fabregas’ mould should not be ignored.
Although it’s not likely that Liverpool will make a move for Fabregas, it is suggestable to sign a midfielder this summer who is capable of moving the ball better in the final third than Liverpool’s current crop to combat issues faced against teams in the bottom half of the league table.