Liverpool: Addison labels club-linked Fernandez as ‘one to watch’

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Journalist, Matt Addison has described Liverpool-linked star, Enzo Fernandez as ‘one to watch’.

Speaking on the ‘Blood Red’ YouTube channel, Addison said it’s ‘realistic’ for the Reds to go and spend big money on a couple of big-name players.

A report from O Jogo claims that Liverpool would be willing to match any offers for the player next summer.

Fernandez has just come from an extremely successful World Cup with Argentina. The 21-year-old won the tournament with the South American nation and was given the award for the best young player in Qatar.

So, it would come as no surprise if many of the top clubs around Europe are all sniffing around him.

Addison stated (4:13), “I think if Liverpool are able to go and get Jude Bellingham and Enzo Fernandez and from what we’ve we’ve sort of spoken about it I think it is realistic. David Lynch reported on Earlier this week, that financially it would be a possibility for them to go and spend big money on a couple of players like that. So, you know, it’s one to keep an eye on my suspicion for a while has been that Liverpool and Real Madrid, being linked with Bellingham and Fernandez, one will get one, one will get the other.”

TIF’s view on Addison’s comments…

We believe that Fernandez is looking like a phenomenal talent, he would be a fantastic addition to Liverpool’s midfield.

The 21-year-old is one of the best attacking threats in Europe. When compared with other midfielders in Europe’s top five leagues, the Champions League and Europa League from the past year, Fernandez ranks in the top 4% for total shots, the top 2% for shot-creating actions and the top 9% for assists (FBref).

Three of Liverpool’s midfielders are over the age of 30, whilst both Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have deals which expire next summer. Adding Fernandez would add quality and some much-needed youth into Jurgen Klopp’s squad.

The Reds have endured an underwhelming 2022/23 Premier League campaign thus far. They sit sixth in the league and are 15 points behind the top of the table. Improving and adding to their midfield options could help them compete and stay within the reach of the league title for years to come.

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