Much has been made of Jurgen Klopp’s diligent recruitment this summer already for Liverpool. The German has managed to add some youth into his squad ahead of next season by signing Fabio Carvalho (19) Calvin Ramsay (18) and a club-record £85m deal for Darwin Nunez (22).
An influx of youth will stand the Anfield side well for the future, but it is now that Klopp wants to focus on as he aims to drag the side back to winning Premier League and Champions League titles.
The search for a top-class midfielder this summer has proven to be elusive to say the least, with names such as Gavi, Aurélien Tchouaméni, and Marco Asensio all being linked to the club it is perhaps Klopp’s pursuit of Jude Bellingham which has gotten the supporters excited.
Despite the interest, a move won’t happen until next summer at the earliest, but Klopp shouldn’t be worried as there is another talent that he should be aiming to bring to Anfield in the meantime.
Football talent scout Jacek Kulig has described him as a “joy to watch” and his performances for RB Salzburg were excellent, scoring 11 times and registering five assists from a central midfield role.
The 19-year-old had an impressive SofaScore rating of 7.16 in the league last season as Salzburg won the Austrian Bundesliga by a massive 15 points. He also made 1.3 key passes and had 2 shots per match, while being successful in 61% of his dribbles throughout the season.
These stats prove just how effective he is in the middle of the pitch and his nationality plus playing position mean he could well become the new Luka Modric.
This is massive pressure put on young shoulders, however, the performances have warranted the comparison. Sucic already has three caps for Croatia, making his debut in October 2021, a year younger than Modric who debuted at 20 years of age.
His potential holds no bounds and the Real Madrid star has paved the way for young Croatian talent to come through and seal big moves to the continent’s finest clubs. Klopp would be silly to let this transfer slide by.