Recent Chelsea signing and former Liverpool transfer target Kai Havertz seriously impressed for his country during Germany’s thrilling 3-3 draw against Switzerland on Tuesday. The UEFA Nations League clash saw the versatile midfielder dominate, coming up with a goal and an assist in 77 minutes.
The 21-year-old’s start to life in England was slow but he’s beginning to really flourish at Chelsea. Now, with his recent international performance, Liverpool will be cursing themselves for not stepping up talks whilst they had the chance.
The Reds have been crying out for a creative midfielder like Havertz ever since Philippe Coutinho left the club. The Brazilian’s skill on the ball and his no-fear shots from outside the box were the perfect antidote for a tough opposition defence. Liverpool may boast perhaps the best attack in the Premier League, but their midfield is in serious need of some electricity.
According to FotMob, Havertz led by example with his Player of the Match rating of 8.9. Not only did he get himself on the scoresheet but he created a whopping six goalscoring opportunities, the most in the match, and made five key passes. He also completed the most dribbles (4) and won the most duels (8) out of any other player on the pitch.
Havertz made a very brief cameo appearance the last time out, but the previous international coming together between Germany and Turkey saw him grab another two assists for his country (via Sofascore). He is becoming noticed by almost every sporting star on the planet, with Raphael Honigstein recently lauding him as an “outstanding” player.
If the German rising star can deploy these dominating performances in the Premier League, he will truly help to guide Chelsea to success. Liverpool will undoubtedly be wishing he was creating these chances for them though, as they take on a very fierce-looking Premier League to defend their recent title.