Liverpool podcaster Tommy Lister has been sharing his thoughts on Udinese midfielder Rodrigo de Paul and a potential summer move to Anfield for the Argentine.
This comes after Lister recently made an appearance on the latest episode of the LFC Transfer Room Podcast where he spoke about a number of topics concerning the Merseyside club.
He said: “I think he’s a quality player. He got 33 goal contributions [in] the last two seasons from midfield, he’s got the leadership quality about him, which, especially if we’re losing Gini, he’s just replacing another leader.
“He seems like he’s got a bit of a personality and attitude. He does give me similar to a [Jack] Grealish vibe or something like that, he’s nice on the ball as well.
“Just a midfielder that can contribute and since [Philippe] Coutinho left when he played there, we’ve not had a heavy number of contributions from midfielders and that’s something we really are missing, and I think he just fits the profile perfectly.”
De Paul signed to Udinese after moving from Spanish club Valencia back in 2016 for a fee of £2.7 million. Since then, the 26-year-old, who is currently valued at £31.5 million, has made 172 appearances for the Serie A side, in which he has managed to score 30 goals and provide 31 assists along the way (per Transfermarkt).
TIF Thoughts on Tommy Lister’s comments on a potential summer move for De Paul…
Given how De Paul has more goals and assists combined than any other Udinese player so far this season and an overall season rating of 7.34/10, making him the highest-rated player in their squad, it’s understandable why he is reportedly on Liverpool’s radar ahead of the upcoming summer transfer window.
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Also, with the Argentine making more key passes per game (2.4), more dribbles per game (3.3) and more crosses per game (1.9) than any other Udinese player this term (per WhoScored), and the fact that Jamie Carragher recently claimed that Liverpool’s recent lack of goals is now a ‘real worry’ for the club, perhaps this could persuade them to make a move for De Paul in the summer so he can add another attacking force to their side.