Some Liverpool fans responded to a link to Denis Zakaria and the majority of supporters seem to want him at Anfield.
The Reds released Georginio Wijnaldum in the summer after failing to reach an agreement over a contract extension. While I think it was foolish to lose such an important player, it was even worse when he wasn’t replaced.
The Dutchman was a box to box no.8 with a high defensive work rate. But his press resistance and ability to retain possession with neat passing was key to the Reds playing out from the back.
However, with a replacement yet to be signed, the link with Denis Zakaria is an exciting one as he would be incredible in Jurgen Klopp’s side.
Blessed with strength, power, pace and stunning dribbling ability, he is more or less the perfect midfielder for the Reds’ rock and roll brand of football that Klopp has become famous for.
He has what it takes to become a world-class box to box midfielder under the German’s guidance. While I’m not sure who would drop out of the side from Jordan Henderson, Fabinho and Thiago, having that depth in midfield is crucial to Liverpool continuing at this level for years to come.
Liverpool fans excitedly react to Zakaria link
Supporters on social media seem to agree and many have replied to a tweet detailing the Reds’ interest with excitement; one which suggests he could be signed for between £7m and £8.5m.
That would be an absolute bargain and he currently earns £51,000 a week, so his wages wouldn’t blow Liverpool out of the water.