The transfer window is here, folks, so it’s time to get ready for a stream of rumours and the debate that goes with them.
Many of these links never come to fruition, especially in mid-season, but that’s not to say there’s not some truth in them, and it’s often the case in January that teams are working ahead to the summer in terms of lining up players.
And Liverpool seem to be doing that, with The Sun claiming that Red Bull Leipzig’s Emil Forsberg is a player being looked at on Merseyside. The Swede has been one of the stars of the show for the newly-promoted Bundesliga team, whose form in the German top tier has been so impressive that they’re Bayern Munich’s main challengers at the table’s summit at the halfway stage.
It’s unlikely that RB Leipzig will entertain the idea of letting their man go mid-season, but, judging by his stats, Liverpool should be looking at the 25-year-old Scandinavian for later in 2017…
Indeed, Forsberg has been excellent this season, contributing directly to 13 BuLi goals (five scored, eight assisted). He’s also laid on 38 key passes and completed 25 take-ons, while showing the sort of work rate Jurgen Klopp demands from all of his attacking players by making 28 interceptions.
The Swede, who primarily plays his football from a central attacking midfield position, can feature all across the line of players behind a main striker and has been known to play in central midfield. Klopp favours versatile stars, so Forsberg could be the ideal target for the Reds come the summer, or potentially this month if RB Leipzig do want to cash in.