Liverpool chasing Ghanaian wide man for left wing role at Anfield

As reported by The Sun, Liverpool are interested in securing the signature of Anderlecht’s star player Frank Acheampong this January.

What’s the word?

With James Milner far from being a long-term solution in the position, Jurgen Klopp may have found the man to solve his left-back problem at Liverpool.

The Sun report that Anderlecht man Acheampong has been scouted multiple times by Liverpool ahead of a potential move for the £6m man.

The Ghanaian international can actually play up and down the left wing in defence, midfield or in a more attacking role and could be the ideal versatile option.

However, a move early in January is unlikely given he is due to head to Africa to take part in the continent’s Cup of Nations tournament.

Who is he?

Starting his career in Thailand, in 2012 he first flirted with the idea of British football by coming on trial to Celtic, but the Glasgow side chose not to follow up their initial interest.

He won a move to Europe with Anderlecht in 2013 and has gone on to win 3 trophies with the club. Often deployed in both midfield and defence, he’s become a key player for the side.

He’s been ever present in the Europa League for the Belgian team this season, helping them to Round of 32 qualification where they’ll face Russian side Zenit.

Providing two assists in their recent match with group winners St. Etienne, it’s clear he has the ability to damage good teams on his day.

He’s also an international, winning 12 caps for a talented Ghana side. As noted, he’s set to play in next month’s African Cup of Nations, a tournament that has the potential raise his profile in the game further.

 


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