Liverpool podcaster Gareth Roberts has revealed he is made up with Liverpool’s recent pursuit of Borussia Mönchengladbach midfielder, Florian Neuhaus as they seek a replacement for Georginio Wijnaldum.
Roberts, who has admitted he is unfamiliar with the player, has said that after delving into the football archives of YouTube and watching the player online, he can’t wait for Liverpool to potentially sign the 24-year-old.
Liverpool have been heavily linked with him in recent days as the search continues to get a midfielder through the doors of Anfield following the departure of long-term servant Wijnaldum and his departure to PSG on a free transfer.
Speaking on The Anfield Wrap YouTube channel, Roberts had this to say:
“I definitely think we should buy him. Loved what I was seeing, loved the Xabi Alonso passing and the Xabi Alonso goals, he’s literally scored from like the halfway line over the ‘keeper’s head.
“Loads of Gini in there as well, I can see a little bit in that he can get the ball in tight spaces, he can turn, he doesn’t seem to give the ball away a lot – but it is a YouTube compilation of his best bits.
“I can see it. And he seems to be available for about £35m – which, in [the] modern-day football world. is not that much, really, let’s be honest.”
TIF Thoughts on Florian Neuhaus potentially signing for Liverpool…
Judging by the comparisons made by Roberts, Liverpool could be getting their hands on a very clever footballer who can operate in many different systems and positions, hence the Wijnaldum and Xabi Alonso comparisons.
The £31.5m-rated ace also looks like he could solve one of Liverpool’s key midfield problems – the lack of goals contributed from that area of the pitch, with no player outside Liverpool four most attacking players scoring more than two league goals last term.
Having notched 6 goals and 6 assists in the Bundesliga last season, he could help ease the burden on Liverpool’s clinical duo of Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah, especially during their potential absences next January at the Africa Cup of Nations.