Liverpool have secured their future with Jurgen Klopp at the helm and undoubtedly have the best man for the job to bring the lost glory back at Anfield. Klopp can be said as the perfect man who can understand the pulse of the supporters and has resurrected a club on his previous duty too. The fans have always felt a gap between them and the board that runs the club and Klopp is the man who can Bridge the differences to some extent between the two parties as he understands them very well.
New signings can decide the course of next season and the one name that is doing the rounds in the papers these days is the 17 year old Real Madrid youngster Martin Odegaard in a loan move to the reds this summer. The Norwegian garnered attention from all over the world when he signed for the Los Blancos and is making a steady progress with their Youth side.
Odegaard was highly rated since his younger days since he was eight and also because of his father being a former player for the Norway and the present assistant coach of the national team. He made his debut for Stromsgodset in 2014 and became their youngster player in history. The records just kept on rewriting themselves as he became the club’s youngest goalscorer and also became the youngest member of the senior side when he made his debut at 15 years and 253 days. Subsequently, in 2015 he made his Real Madrid debut and became Madrid’s youngest player too.
Last season he played for the Castilla in Spain’s third division and has impressed a lot. Odegaard made his debut under Zinedine Zidane for the Castilla side, he had his troubles at start and was dropped from the side after a poor run of form. But the one thing that separates him from the rest at his age is his maturity and mental strength to overcome difficult patches and also in tight spaces while playing. The Norwegian has trained with the first team squad and also has an experience of over 40 games for the Castilla.
The 17 year old is an attacking midfielder with all the tricks of a Brazilian which are hard to find in Scandinavian nations. He is a gem of a player that is why his signing was so hyped when he signed for the Spanish giants. The attacking midfielder likes to beat the defender and then cut inside. His finishing is highly superior to his counterparts of a similar age and also having so many tricks up his sleeve, he still looks for that killer pass and is never shy of making exquisite through falls and is totally unselfish. His weaknesses are his strength which will improve with time but uses his body weight well to move his body and feint opponents. His defensive contribution is absolutely minimal but he will get used to it with game time in the senior squad.
Odegaard is a star in the making and can become one of the world’s best if he keeps himself grounded because for every Lionel Messi there is always one Freddy Adu.