Liverpool want Rodrygo from Real Madrid, according to reports. It would be a signing their current front-three will want to see.
This comes from Diario Gol. They claim that Liverpool like Rodrygo and could make a move for the 20-year-old.
They say Jurgen Klopp is the one pushing for the move. He sees Rodrygo as a player who could increase his options.
Real Madrid are open to it, too. They want around £43m to complete a deal, however.
This would be an interesting signing for Liverpool. Above all, though, the current front-three would be thrilled.
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Liverpool’s front-three are all pushing 30. Mohamed Salah turns 29 in June, Sadio Mane turns the same age in April, and Roberto Firmino turns 30 in October.
The Reds must think about replacements soon, then. They can’t let them all age into their 30s together and replacing them all at once will be incredibly difficult.
They arguably started the process by signing Diogo Jota las year, in all truth. But they’ll need someone new this summer.
And that brings about questions. Who do you replace? How young do you go? Do you want gradual replacements or instant?
The latter, in particular, is an important one. The front-three haven’t performed to their best this season – Liverpool may want an instant impact.
That forces someone out of the fold, though. You can bet none of them want that.
By Rodrygo is a player they’d all like to see. For one, he’s only 20 – there’s no instant first-team place for him. He’d come in as a supporting role and grow into a starter over time.
He’d be 22 or 23 by the time he really needs to step up, in fact. That’s probably the age Liverpool want.
And Rodrygo can play across the forward line, much like Jota. That means he wouldn’t force fewer games on anyone.
If Liverpool signed a pure right-wing player, for instance, that would lessen Salah’s minutes. You’d have to move him or drop him to give the new players time.
With Rodrygo, though, he can move about and play where needed or where suits at that moment.
He’s a player that wouldn’t upset anyone. Rodrygo could come in as a squad player who doesn’t infringe on anyone – and that will only mean good things for the current stars.