Liverpool have been struggling in recent months. Injuries have thoroughly caught up with the side. Play has been disjointed with players out of position, the squad looks knackered. Reinforcements are needed over the summer. According to reports in Italy, Liverpool are considering a move for Rodrigo de Paul from Udinese.
Liverpool midfield problems
The past couple of months has seen Liverpool in the worst run of form we’ve seen in decades.
The Reds have lost four on the bounce at home, something which hasn’t happened in nearly a century.
Injuries throughout the squad are the main reason for this sticky patch of form.
We’ve lost key players in defence, causing key midfielders to be displaced.
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We’ve also had to contend with midfielders struggling with fitness and form, namely Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Reinforcements are needed in the summer, particularly given Gini Wijnaldum’s seemingly inevitable departure.
Liverpool interest in Rodrigo de Paul
According to Mediaset in Italy, as relayed by MondoUdinese, Liverpool are interested in Rodrigo de Paul.
The 26-year-old centre midfielder is the focal point of Udinese’s creative output.
This season he has earned a WhoScored rating of 7.34, notching two assists and five goals in 22 games.
The report in MondoUdinese claims that Jürgen Klopp ‘dotes’ on the midfielder and the Reds are prepared to meet the £34.4m asking price.
What RTK has to say
Liverpool signing De Paul makes sense given the issues we’re having with creativity in the middle.
Though at the same time, these creative issues also stem from players being hamstrung by the constant chopping and changing of personnel.
We certainly need fresh blood and more reliability with availability. We’ll be keeping a close eye on this story.