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Food For Thought: Why Liverpool Should Avoid Signing This Highly Rated Croatian Midfielder

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Marcelo Brozovic

Having already signed seven players, Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp is expected to add a couple of more faces into the squad. The squad is currently out for the pre-season preparations, while the manager is looking to rebuild the squad according to his plans. It is safe to say that after those many years, the Merseyside club has finally grabbed a perfect man to guide them where they belong.

The German manager completely transformed the side in his first eight months and now, with new players coming in, it is understood that the team is now ready to give the other ‘Giant Clubs’ a run for their money. The manager sorted out the major voids in the squad and started filling the gaps and so far, he has tasted a great success.

Now, soon after it was reported that Liverpool are looking to sign a central midfielder, many players were linked to the club and the closest one, who came close to join was Piotr Zielinski, but due to many complications, the deal failed. Now, according to the recent reports, the manager is now targeting another Serie A player, namely, Marcelo Brozovic. The 23-year-old gave a wonderful display of his skills in the European Championship with Croatia and attracted the interests from Arsenal and Atletico Madrid.

Brozovic, who initially came to Inter on an 18-month loan deal last year was a key figure for the manager Roberto Mancini. He made 32 appearances for the side in Serie A and scored 4 goals and bagged 5 assists. He definitely is a great prospect for Inter, but should Liverpool really go for the Croatian?

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Well, to be perfectly honest here, I really think that signing him up into the squad will only make the side more congested than ever. The 23-year-old box-to box midfielder will either endanger other’s game time, or will struggle to find a stable footing for himself. For the central area, Liverpool have Marko Grujic, Jordan Henderson, the new signing Wijnaldum can also be deployed there and even James Milner can also dictate the pace from the spot, hence, his arrival will disturb the entire situation of the squad.

We all are aware of the fact that Liverpool will not be participating in any of the European competition, hence, it is understood that the squad rotation would be minimal. Emre Can is a sure starter for the side, so what Liverpool needs to figure out that, who will be his playing partner?

Besides that, unlike many Liverpool’s attackers, Brozovic lacks speed and also looks dizzy when someone comes with a full throttle tackle, and that could easily out power him in the competition like the Premier League. Of course, he does have his pros as well; many English media has compared Brozovic to Barcelona’s legend Xavi, and has described him as a player with comparable qualities, i.e, great first touch, safe and secure possession, but what really will obstruct him is his position in the squad.

I personally don’t think that he is meant for Liverpool, and the reason is the already crowded midfield. The team recently sold Joe Allen to Stoke city, but that doesn’t really solve the case, hence, I rest my case here by saying that Liverpool should really avoid the signing of Marcelo Brozovic.