LFC Daytrippers contributor Jamie Holme recently joined the panel on the post-match reaction show to discuss Liverpool’s UEFA Champions League win over Ajax on Tuesday night.
The Reds’ Group D rivals Atalanta were held by Midtjylland and so Jurgen Klopp’s side are now four points clear at the top and uncatchable (as per BBC Sport).
Curtis Jones scored the only goal of the night just shy of the hour mark but despite Ajax losing, one of their players, Perr Schuurs, a 21-year-old central-defender, impressed the panel, with Holme particularly full of praise for the Reds-linked Dutchman.
Here is what he had to say:
“I was really impressed with him in terms of power, pace, anticipation, positioning, maturity, [he was] very comfortable 1v1 against one of the most frightening attackers in [Sadio] Mane.
“The only thing I would have liked to have seen a little bit more is what he’s like distribution-wise, what he’s like on the ball – but from a defensive point of view, I was really, really impressed with him.
“I think he’s mooted at around £27m for a lad of his age and [I] hate the word ceiling, because I think it’s thrown around too much, but for someone with his potential, that seems like a no-brainer.”
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Despite the podcaster being impressed with the Ajax man, his performance versus Liverpool on Tuesday, according to WhoScored, earned him a somewhat underwhelming rating of 6.27/10.
However, it is worth noting that in the Eredivisie, his average performance rating this season currently stands at a much more impressive 7.2/10 (as per WhoScored). His strengths are said to be in his ability to pass the ball well and remain concentrated throughout games.
Currently valued at £8.1m, it was suggested by Holme that Ajax may be asking for £27m for the defender so it remains to be seen whether Liverpool will make a move for the player and if they do, whether or not a deal can be agreed between the two clubs.