Dendoncker hasn’t done enough this season to suggest he can improve Liverpool

As reported by, Liverpool are interested in signing Anderlecht midfielder Leander Dendoncker in the upcoming summer transfer window.

What’s the story?

With the future of Emre Can at Anfield very much in doubt, Jurgen Klopp is likely to be on the hunt for midfield talent from around Europe this summer in an effort to replace the German international’s contribution to his first team.

One name that is being linked with a move to Merseyside is Anderlecht midfielder Leander Dendoncker.

That’s according to, who say the player will be available for around £26.4m when the transfer window opens.

Is he the kind of player that can replace Can’s skills in the Reds’ engine room?

Good enough for Liverpool?

Dendoncker was a star in the Anderlecht side that went all the way to the UEFA Europa League semi-finals last season but with that team almost unrecognisable from the current state of the Belgians, he’s failed to replicate that form this term.

He struggled to make an impact in the UEFA Champions League group stages and for much of the season has been utilised at centre-back rather than midfield, perhaps making the skills he’d require at Liverpool a little bit rusty.

He is still  young and learning and at 22 years of age has potential, but hasn’t done enough in an under-performing Anderlecht squad to prove he has enough about him to replace a player like Emre Can, especially with the reported fee going beyond £20m.

Article title: Dendoncker hasn’t done enough this season to suggest he can improve Liverpool

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