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“May not suit Man City”- Jurgen Klopp told to sign Argentina’s 2022 World Cup hero who fits the bill at Liverpool



John Barnes urges Liverpool to sign Enzo Fernandez

SL Benfica’s Enzo Fernandez was extremely important in Argentina’s World Cup-winning campaign in Qatar earlier this month. The 21-year-old has been on Liverpool’s radar prior to the commencement of the tournament. His successful time in the Middle East will in all likelihood see his price-tag soar.

Among the big names linked with a move to Liverpool, Fernandez stands out alongside Borussia Dortmund’s English international Jude Bellingham. With plenty of Reds including James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keita all running out of contract next summer, it is extremely important for the Reds to get on board long-term replacements for the trio.

The Reds have been severely understaffed in each department and replacements are only going to help manager Jurgen Klopp’s cause of challenging for and winning more silverware in due course. Former Red, John Barnes also believes Enzo could fit the bill at Anfield.

Liverpool to battle both Manchester United and Manchester City for Enzo Fernandez.
Liverpool is to battle both Manchester United and Manchester City for Enzo Fernandez. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)

Speaking to BonusCodeBets via Liverpool Echo, here is what the ex-Liverpool winger had to say about Enzo being the right fit for the Reds and his style of play suiting Jurgen Klopp as well:

“He’s a very aggressive, hard working midfield player which suits Liverpool but may not suit Man City or Arsenal. Enzo fits the profile of a player Liverpool would want. That’s a player I feel could seamlessly fit into what Liverpool want.”

Fernandez has shown with his performances in the World Cup, and even earlier this season for Benfica that he is a player who can put in the hard yards and scale the lengths of the pitch to put his team into an ideal position. Liverpool have had a history of having players of that profile under Klopp, for example, Gini Wijnaldum and maybe even Emre Can.

Enzo to the Reds?

It is easy to understand what Barnes meant when he said Enzo does not necessarily meet the demands of a team like Arsenal or Manchester City. These are teams that thrive on having the ball for most periods of the game, and technical players suit these clubs more than they would fit in at Liverpool.

John Barnes urges Liverpool to sign Enzo Fernandez .
Liverpool ‘given priority’ in the race to land World Cup winner Enzo Fernandez. (Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images)

Most players on the Merseysiders’ radar fit this description and hopefully, next summer marks the beginning of a new era in Liverpool’s midfield and we continue to challenge on all possible fronts for all six trophies.

The prospect of having Bellingham and Fernandez partnering with Thiago Alcantara in our midfield is a mouth-watering one. Hopefully, it will come to pass.

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The last time we had an Argentine, an Englishman and a Spaniard in our midfield, it was one of the best pivots in the world. Hopefully, if we sign these two players, they can fill in Javier Mascherano and Steven Gerrard’s boots.