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Liverpool and Arsenal tracking young midfielder ‘often compared to Pedri’

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Liverpool tracking the progress of Las Palmas midfielder Alberto Moreilo

According to Daily Mail (h/t Liverpool Echo), Liverpool are tracking the progress of 19-year-old midfielder Alberto Moreilo, who currently plies his trade with Las Palmas in the Spanish second tier.

Moreilo is ‘often compared to’ FC Barcelona’s Pedri in a similar manner due to their style of play and is attracting interest from other top clubs in Arsenal, and Real Madrid and also closely being monitored by Aston Villa, with new Unai Emery keen to leave a stamp on his new side.

Liverpool are also in the mix and it would be interesting to see whether his market value rises if Las Palmas get promoted to La Liga, with the club currently top in the second tier and has a high probability of getting promoted.

Liverpool keeping tabs on Las Palmas' Alberto Moleiro. (Image: Twitter)
Liverpool keeping tabs on Las Palmas’ Alberto Moleiro. (Image: Twitter)

The need for midfielders at Liverpool is evident to anyone who has basic knowledge of football with results such as the one suffered against Brentford emphasising such need.

We have an ageing midfield which certainly lacks the creativity to either slow down things or make a sublime pass out the back. It is partly the reason that even the top four currently seems like a task at hand particularly if we look at the situation of rival clubs.

Arsenal are playing impressively well, Manchester City is showing no signs of slowing down and teams such as Newcastle United and Manchester United are also looking like the part. The Gunners have shown that they trust youngsters in their XI, which would certainly please Moreilo.

Pedri of Spain and FC Barcelona at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. (Photo by KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP via Getty Images)
Pedri of Spain and FC Barcelona at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. (Photo by KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP via Getty Images)

Real Madrid, meanwhile, have a habit of signing the best young players out there. They also offer the Las Palmas starlet something that the Reds and the Gunners can’t – the opportunity to stay in Spain. But with our competition strengthening, Liverpool cannot afford to sit idle.

Hence, we have to press the acceleration and move forward with our plans for the next season. More than anything, interest in Moleiro feels like a backup option in case we do not get UEFA Champions League next season.

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It is a big possibility, therefore having alternate targets is very important as, without the top four, there are chances of us missing out on our primary targets.