Andriy Yarmolenko

Andriy Yarmolenko

Liverpool have been continuously linked to Ukrainian sensation Andriy Yarmolenko over the last six months, following reports of a late bid on summer deadline day, and the recent disappointment in their failed Salah scoop could convince Brendan Rodgers to reignite his interest.

The 24 year-old has earned a prolific reputation in his native Ukraine, having netted 70 times in 197 competitive appearances for Dynamo Kiev. He’s no stranger to the assists charts either.

This term, the lanky wideman, who measures in at a surprising 6 foot 2, has found 15 goals in just 24 outings.

He’s been particularly potent in the Europa League, netting four times in six starts and averaging 2.8 shots, 2.7 key passes, 1.3 accurate crosses and 4.7 successful dribbles per game.

Yarmolenko is a vital contributor for his country too – he’s been dubbed by many as the ‘new Sheva’ for the Ukrainian national team, having claimed 14 goals and 38 caps to date, drawing parallels with Champions League icon Andriy Shevchenko.

Admittedly, there’s always a level of risk when taking on a player who hasn’t plied his trade in a European top flight before.

But the lethal winger has been receiving rave reviews for some time, and with a price-tag of just £15million, he could be worth the punt.

 


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