Mahmoud Dahoud has been linked with Liverpool in the past and it was believed they ended their interest in the midfielder. There were attempts from Klopp to bring the midfielder to Anfield but opted against doing so.
According to James Pearce of Liverpool Echo, Liverpool have cooled their interest in the 21-year old midfielder.
“All gone very quiet on Dahoud,” Pearce said. “Liverpool were very keen last summer but Monchengladbach didn’t want to sell. Since then I’ve not heard Dahoud mentioned. I’ll get on the case.”
Dahoud is known to be a complete midfielder with a wide range of passing skills, tackling ability and dribbling ability to. He is also good on the ball with either foot and that adds balance to his gameplay. He is known for all-action performance in the heart of midfield and will be a valuable addition to any team, given his attributes and style of play. He attempts a lot of tackles, and as a consequence commits a lot of fouls as well.
This season, stats show that he has won 46% of his duels. He is also weak in the air and is not known to win aerial battles. He can, however, stop opponents from penetrating his team and can intercept the play. This is a key factor in having him in the centre as he can win the ball in crucial areas of the pitch.
He has also committed 25 fouls in 14 league appearances this season and has suffered 22 in return. This clearly indicates that he tends to get stuck into the game.
However, his pass completion this season has been a sign of worry. He has completed 80% of his passes successfully and that is nowhere near the Premier League’s elite midfielders. Last season, he had a pass accuracy of 84%, which is a good number. But to be able to dictate terms on the pitch, he needs to be better with his passing.
When compared with Emre Can and Jordan Henderson, Dahoud cannot be considered an upgrade on either of them. Henderson’s stats are way better and Emre Can’s stats are similar to that of Dahoud.
Nevertheless, it is a luxury to have an action packed midfielder like Dahoud on the pitch, just like how Tottenham are benefitting from Victor Wanyama. The Spurs midfielder has been a real success for the club and can be considered as an example as to why a complete central midfielder is vital for any top club.
It would be a great signing if Liverpool decide to go for Dahoud. However, Klopp may have to work on the player a little bit to mould him into a perfect midfielder.