FSG have overseen one of the finest periods in the club’s recent history, with Liverpool winning a raft of honours since appointing Jurgen Klopp in 2015.
The owners could end their tenure at Merseyside with a bang, however, by securing a move for a talented 19-year-old who is currently thriving in Spain…
It’s no secret that the Anfield side are desperate to sign Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham, with the club routinely being linked with the youngster. However, they may try and bring another young talent into the club during the January transfer window to bolster the midfield area.
According to Spanish outlet AS, Liverpool have joined the race to sign Las Palmas attacking midfielder Alberto Moleiro, along with Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Borussia Dortmund.
The report claims that Klopp is an admirer of the youngster and with a release clause of €30m (£26m), he will certainly be a cheaper alternative to Bellingham.
Moleiro has been likened to Barcelona superstar Pedri for their similar playing style and the fact both players hail from the Canary Islands, with the two young midfielders starting off at Las Palmas.
There are some differences despite the obvious comparisons between the two Spaniards, with Moleiro’s ex-manager Pepe Mel once saying: “Pedri is a player who dictates the tempo of the game and ensures that possession is not lost. On the other hand, Moleiro always looks to get forward and engage the opposition’s defence.
“Moleiro creates the chances, but Pedri is in charge of starting the moves off.”
The 19-year-old “wonderkid” – in the words of one source – is thriving in LaLiga 2 this season and is clearly destined for an immensely bright future in the game.
He has made 1.5 key passes per match while also creating five big chances, a number that actually out trumps Bellingham’s 0.9 this term. Although still very much a raw prospect, this interest from the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid suggests he is the real deal and Klopp would certainly be able to bring the best out of the player.
Bellingham may or may not join the club next season, but with the Liverpool midfield urgently needing some rejuvenation, FSG could secure the future of the club with one final act of mastery in the transfer window.
After all, Moleiro may just become a more realistic target next year if the Reds ultimately miss out on Champions League football.