Liverpool could make a move for Mikkel Damsgaard late in the transfer window, according to reports. Sampdoria expect a bid.
This comes from La Repubblica [Aug.28, pg.12]. They claim that Liverpool are in the mix for Mikkel Damsgaard as the transfer window closes.
They’re not the only ones, however. Leeds United and Aston Villa also have eyes on Damsgaard. Enough so that Sampdoria expect one of the three Premier League sides to bid.
Tottenham Hotspur have dropped out of the running, though. That clears a small path for the others.
A Mikkel Damsgaard transfer?
Damsgaard really caught the eye for Denmark at Euro 2020. He scored twice in the competition, with both being important goals that gave his country the lead.
But it was his second that really caught the eye – a magnificent free-kick against England in the semi-finals. It turned out to be the only free-kick goal at the tournament, in fact.
Damsgaard showed so much more than that, though. He was a constant threat for Denmark and looks like a player with fantastic quality at just 21.
Liverpool don’t really have a natural no.10 like that, either. There is a reason for that, however.
The Reds don’t typically play with someone like Damsgaard. Certainly not since Philippe Coutinho left. They use hard-working midfielders, pacey wingers, and rely on Roberto Firmino to play the no.10 role as a False 9.
Damsgaard isn’t an obvious fit, then. But he would bring new ideas and after Saturday’s draw with Chelsea, we do think Liverpool could use those.
Perhaps Liverpool could mould him into a False 9. Maybe he’d simply allow a subtle formation change or a new threat off the bench.
What’s certain is that Damsgaard is still so young that Liverpool could do a lot with his talent. We’re not sure what he’d cost but a late bid could prove to be a smart one.