Liverpool have already been active in the transfer market this winter as they managed to secure a deal for Cody Gakpo from PSV Eindhoven.
Despite having another attacking player in the squad, the Merseyside club have been urged to focus on refreshing and strengthening their midfield.
Specifically, former Liverpool defender and current Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher recently suggested that the Reds need to sign three new midfielder and spend up to £200m in doing so.
One midfielder that has been linked with a move to Anfield that we feel would not only be a strong signing for the club but also be an upgrade on current Reds player Fabinho, is Brighton & Hove Albion’s Moises Caicedo.
This season has seen the Brighton star show the areas of his game where he has outdone the Brazilian, not just in a defensive sense but from an attacking point as well.
For example, the Ecuadorian currently tops the list at Brighton for the average of tackles (2.9) and interceptions (1.4) he’s made per league game.
Whereas with Fabinho, he has the third-highest average of tackles per game (2) at Liverpool and the joint-fourth highest average of interceptions (1).
Would Moises Caicedo be a good signing for Liverpool?
Then in terms of their attacking output, Caicedo has an average of 1.1 key passes per game compared to Fabinho’s 0.3.
Hailed as an “outstanding” player by former boxer Curtis Woodhouse, it’s easy to see why the 21-year-old has a reported price tag of £85m on him.
This suggests that any move for him would prove to be a very expensive one for the Reds or anyone else looking at him.
Given his age and his clear ability to be a top Premier League midfielder, this could be an investment worth making for Liverpool, as it would not only give them someone who could do better than Fabinho but also someone that could be a long-term figure at Anfield.