Liverpool have reportedly opened talks with Brighton & Hove Albion for midfielder Moises Caicedo.
The Reds have already strengthened Jurgen Klopp’s squad by acquiring Cody Gakpo’s services, which was days before the transfer window in January officially opened for business.
The Dutch forward will begin his career with Liverpool on January 1 after reaching an agreement with PSV that will allow him to make the transfer. However, it does not appear that the club will be successful there, as substantial new information has emerged regarding Caicedo.
THE LATEST: CAICEDO NEXT
On Thursday evening, a journalist by the name of Rudy Galetti took to Twitter in order to communicate the news that the Reds had opened talks with Brighton regarding Caicedo.
He went on to say that Liverpool had made an inquiry on Wednesday and that the club is “right now wanting to speed things up in order to sign the player.”
THE VERDICT: EXCITING
After the signing of Gakpo, a number of fans were probably holding out hope that the club would make an attempt to acquire a player to play in the middle of the pitch. This is especially true taking into account the fact that the discussion surrounding player acquisitions in this position has been particularly lively in recent weeks.
According to WhoScored, Caicedo has been better than all of Liverpool’s senior midfielders in the Premier League this season. His teammates have praised him as a “exceptional player and character,” and he has been a regular for the Seagulls this year. Caicedo has outperformed all of Liverpool’s senior midfielders.
Although he is only 21 years old, he already has the makings of a future superstar; therefore, a transfer now may be an exciting one both in the near term and in the long term.
‘Lewandowski 2.0’: Klopp believes Liverpool would own a ‘super forward’ in squad
Jurgen Klopp believes that the difficult start that Darwin Nunez has had at Liverpool is akin to the start that Robert Lewandowski experienced at Borussia Dortmund. Lewandowski started his career at Dortmund.
In the summer, Nunez made the move from Benfica to Liverpool in a transfer that had the potential to create a new record for the club’s transfer fee, which was estimated to be £85 million, but he has not been able to live up to those expectations.
The striker has not received a lot of credit for his efforts, despite the fact that he has scored nine goals, contributed four assists, and played in a total of 20 games. The striker has come under fire, namely for missing key opportunities while the squad was battling against Manchester City in the Carabao Cup.
Even though he’s only 23 years old, some people already consider the young man’s career to be a bust, despite the fact that it’s just getting started. The national team player from Uruguay has been compared to the well-known Polish forward Lewandowski, and Klopp is confident that the player still has a lot more to contribute.
In 2010, Klopp signed the striker who is now playing for Barcelona to play for Dortmund. Currently, the striker is playing for Barcelona. The Polish star who moved to Germany to play in the Bundesliga had a difficult first season there, finishing with only eight goals to his name.
Following an additional 12 years in the game, Lewandowksi is currently considered to be one of the best strikers in the history of the sport. He is currently ranked third all-time in the modern era, behind only Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, with a combined total of 636 goals scored for both his club and his country.
Despite the fact that one is more sincere than the other, there are many parallels between the two. In the press conference that took place before the match on Thursday, Jurgen Klopp stated, “I assume Lewi would tell the same story.”
During several of our shootouts, he didn’t even manage to fire a single shot. We gambled ten euros on every game, and I always told the winner, “If you score more than 10 times, I will pay you ten euros; but, if you don’t, you must pay me ten euros.” At that moment, I was carrying quite a lot of cash with me.
I responded by saying, “Let’s go back to that period” when the press questioned me about why Lucas Barrios wasn’t playing during the time I started playing Lewandowski. During that particular season, Barrios, who was a member of our team and played the position of No. 9, scored 16 goals.
As a result, Lewi began playing in a variety of positions in order to adapt to the shifting dynamics of the game. As a result of the fact that he did not play the ninth position, the Polish journalists did not get along very well with me.
When he was 10 years old, he used to play in a 4-2-3-1 formation. It was at that moment in time that I was of the idea that it made total and utter sense for him to work on improving his game. I was of this opinion because:
Klopp is certain that Nunez is capable of realizing his full potential, but in order for Liverpool to get their season back on track, it will be necessary for Nunez to do so in a relatively short length of time. Ahead of their meeting against Leicester on Friday night, the club is now ranked sixth in the standings. The match is scheduled to take place.
“The most important thing is to keep your cool in any situation. The Reds manager encouraged his team to keep their cool even though they could sense the potential in the situation.
It is so extremely challenging to do things in the world that we currently live in. I don’t mean this in a personal way; rather, I’m saying it due to the fact that you (the media) are asking questions and making a big deal out of everything, followed by the supporters, social media, and other such things. I don’t mean this in a personal way. I’m saying this due to the fact that you (the media) are asking questions and making a big deal out of everything.
It will be to your advantage if you are able to repress that feeling as much as possible. I think that everyone in this room is aware of the obvious possibilities that are presented by the scenario. Do we have any other options at this point?
“But everything is going to go according to plan. Although I had this issue with Lewi, it is not unique to Lewi and affects other people as well. He acts as a point of reference that is entirely normal. It is incredibly encouraging to see that the team has such a deep-seated belief in the work that they are carrying out.