One of the more bizarre stories of recent days. Motherwell defender Bevis Mugabi has that he “definitely” has the attributes for a Liverpool move. The Ugandan international is currently fourth in the Scottish Premiership.
Speaking to The Daily Record about his international break exploits, the defender said:
“I played against Sadio Mane in the last 16 of the African Cup of Nations and that was a good experience. I think he’s still in my pocket! Maybe it will get me a move to Liverpool. I was at Southampton with him as well, so I’ve seen his progression from being at Southampton to making that step up to Liverpool… I definitely feel that I have the attributes to make that step up too. I just need the right coaching, and I feel like I’ve developed here as a player already with the gaffer’s style of play.”
What RTK has to say
Well, God loves a trier. Bevis Mugabi moving to Liverpool doesn’t seem very likely to happen in the near future but he does make some interesting observations.
The Ugandan international is spot on with his remarks that coaching is a vital part of a player’s development. Although this may seem obvious, you can have all the talent in the world and never fulfil your potential in the game because you never worked with the right coaches.
Jürgen Klopp has gained a reputation during his career for helping players reach their potential. Eyebrows were raised when the Reds dipped into the Championship to sign Gini Wijnaldum and Andy Robertson, just a couple of years later and the duo are world beaters because they had the right coaching and the right mindset.
Fingers crossed Mugabi maintains his winning attitude and in future he may make the step up that he is yearning for.