Liverpool have eyes on Ryan Gravenberch, according to reports. He’s a signing that could set up a wonderful long-term partnership.
Goal claims Liverpool are big fans of Ryan Gravenberch. The 19-year-old is arguably the next big thing to come out of Ajax.
The report doesn’t state that Liverpool are close to moving for the teenager. Instead, this would be a wait-and-see situation where the Reds could pounce if Gravenberch became available.
Top young players do tend to leave Ajax roughly 100% of the time, too, so the chance will likely come around. And if it does, Liverpool have an opportunity to setup a long-term partnership.
Gravenberch at Liverpool
Gravenberch would arrive as a wonderful prospect for the future in Liverpool’s midfield. He wouldn’t be the only one, though.
Curtis Jones currently stands as the future there. He’s still only 20 and was incredibly impressive last season. The youngster fits the bill as a Liverpool player in virtually every way.
But in Gravenberch and Jones, Liverpool could set up a long-term partnership. A very exciting one, too, with two technically able, willing runners.
Sit them either side of a holding player and Liverpool have something very special.
Gravenberch ticks plenty of boxes for a Jurgen Klopp, player. He excels at winning interceptions high up the pitch, and carrying the ball into the final third, and making forward passes.
Jones is very similar with the latter two, holding his own among the very best in the Premier League. Put the two together and it feels like Liverpool can have it all in midfield.
Partnerships like this are the way to grow the squad going forward. Liverpool don’t seem to want wholesale changes and gradually building areas of the squad for the future is a nice compromise.
It doesn’t tear up the first-team, while the players can develop together. They should be well-placed to deliver when their time comes.
We’ve already got a promising partnership at the back. Ibrahima Konate arrived this summer and feels like a long-term option alongside Joe Gomez.
In Gravenberch and Jones, Liverpool could build something similar. We think this is definitely one to watch.