Liverpool could end up with the strongest squad on the planet if they succeed with their interest in Aurélien Tchouaméni. Reports suggest they want the Frenchman.
The Times reports that Liverpool like Aurélien Tchouaméni of AS Monaco and could try to sign him this summer. It won’t be easy, however, as Real Madrid also hold an interest in the midfielder.
But should Liverpool fail, they’d still try to sign a player in Tchouaméni’s profile – if there is such a thing. The 22-year-old is one of the world’s biggest prospects in defensive midfield and the Reds would be incredibly fortunate to get him.
They’ll apparently try, though. It’s a signing that would give Liverpool depth where they don’t really have it in defensive midfield. As we’ve written before, Jurgen Klopp relies on Fabinho as his best option and then moves Jordan Henderson there if needed. The captain then vacates a spot in front of the holding player, however.
Thus in Tchouaméni, Liverpool would have unbelievable quality in reserve beyond Fabinho. The Frenchman already averages 2.5 tackles per game in Ligue 1 (12th best) and 2.8 interceptions (leads Ligue 1). There’s a reason Paul Pogba calls him ‘extraordinary’. Transfer that into the Reds’ side and suddenly they have unreal depth in midfield.
In fact, it’s a move that would surely give them the world’s strongest squad.
Liverpool want Aurélien Tchouaméni
Tchouaméni would give Liverpool that depth in defensive midfield, then. That keeps Henderson as a centre-midfielder and strengthens the depth there. Thiago, Naby Keita, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Harvey Elliott and Curtis Jones then add to that. It’s a fantastic group of experience, versatility and youth.
At centre-back, Liverpool boast four world-class options. Virgil van Dijk is arguably the world’s best, Joel Matip continues to have a wonderful year, while both Ibrahima Konate and Joe Gomez are proven at the highest level.
The Reds have Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson as their first-choice full-backs. Kostas Tsimikas is a brilliant deputy to the Scot, though, while Neco Williams looks like a potential star once he’s back from Fulham.
And then there are the forward roles. No club on the planet really comes close to what the Reds boast up top – five elite forwards capable of winning any game.
We don’t see any other squad in world football that can match Liverpool here. For talent, experience, and depth – it would be the strongest around. Signing Tchouaméni would confirm that.