That pundit is none other than talkSPORT’s Charlie Austin who stated: “I think for any football team would love to have Conor Gallagher.
“He’s so energetic, you look at him the way he plays, I think a lot of football fans see him play and would think ‘I would like him to be at my club.’
“I said he would be, not a replacement, not saying this for Jordan Henderson.
“But when Jordan moves on, or retires, or comes into a new football role, he [Gallagher] would be great for Liverpool.”
Conor Gallagher’s future is uncertain. Though, what is certain is his impact at Crystal Palace this season.
It remains unclear as to whether we will see Gallagher return to parent club Chelsea or remain at Selhurst Park next term, though what we do know is that Austin has a point. Gallagher would be an ideal fit in this current Liverpool regime under Klopp.
Whilst Gallagher, who has been described as “outrageous” by Palace podcaster Dan Cook, has proven himself as a quality attacking option from midfield, with his box-to-box approach making him a sure-fire success in Klopp’s high-tempo set-up.
Though, it’s his average of 26 pressures per 90 that would make him a viable option at Anfield, with his number of pressures throughout the attacking and midfield third exceptional.
His goal-creating actions average of 0.40 underlines his attacking threat, whilst his average of four progressive passes received per game demonstrates his comfortability in taking up progressive positions in the opponent’s final third.
With his versatility and ability to perform in both the attacking and defensive aspects of the game, Gallagher could offer Liverpool their closest resemblance to living legend Steven Gerrard, in what would surely be a great move for all involved.
Gerrard was famed for scoring goals from midfield, and that’s precisely what the Eagles loanee could bring to Anfield too, with his infectious personality serving as another resemblance of the Liverpool hero.