Despite enjoying the profits of the much documented ‘Luis Suarez cash’ that got spent rather hastily throughout the course of last summer, Liverpool’s latest batch of new signings simply haven’t worked out as well as most would have expected for Brendan Rodgers.
It must obviously be remembered that the likes of Lazar Markovic, Adam Lallana and Dejan Lovren still remain in the early stages of their Anfield careers, with certain new additions such as Emre Can already proving to be worthwhile acquisitions so far – but ultimately the Reds just haven’t reinvested their money with a great deal of efficiency.
With Roma’s star midfielder – Miralem Pjanic – still seemingly remaining a high transfer priority for Brendan Rodgers however, perhaps Liverpool’s recent transfer activity might just start being seen in a different light. The Bosnian international could simply prove to be the missing piece of the puzzle for Liverpool next season.
As the 24-year-old will reportedly cost the Premier League club in the region of £37million though, would such a bold investment really be worth it for Brendan Rodgers in his attempts to transform the Reds into a title winning side? The answer might just be yes…
Although continuing to get the chequebook out in such a carefree manner may come across as somewhat unsustainable at first, Liverpool just haven’t been able to match the lofty expectations of their fans throughout the Premier League era – so maybe more risks will inevitably have to be taken.
Miralem Pjanic though – should he eventually sign at Anfield – would nevertheless offer something that the Reds are currently lacking. The Bosnian star shined at last summer’s World Cup for his ability to connect his team’s strikers with the rest of his side. Through a combination of his flawless passing, intelligent vision across the pitch, and impressive composure on the ball throughout the whole 90 minutes – Pjanic acts as an attacking anchor for his respective teams, and more often than not proves worthy of his current status in European football.
Roma have recently been experiencing somewhat of a renaissance in recent years, successfully challenging Juventus for that all-important top spot in Serie A ahead of both Inter and AC Milan. Such a turnaround in fortunes comes as no surprise however, as this recent golden era for the Romans has conveniently coincided with Miralem Pjanic’s time at the club. His role within Rudi Garcia’s team therefore comes with a great deal of importance.
Should Liverpool finally give the go ahead on such a deal, space within Brendan Rodgers’ current squad would simply have to be freed up in order to successfully house the former Lyon man.
Alongside the likes of Raheem Sterling and Philippe Coutinho – with Daniel Sturridge performing his usual duties up top and Adam Lallana fleeting in and out of proceedings – Liverpool would perhaps have what it takes to both reassert themselves domestically and in the Champions League, as well as finally moving on from missing the ever remembered Luis Suarez down at Anfield.
At a hefty £37m though, time will simply have to tell on this particular transfer story. With the likes of PSG previously reporting an interest in bringing the up and coming talent under their wing, Liverpool will simply have a huge task ahead of them if they want to be the ones to land the Bosnian.
If the Reds manage to successfully do it however, Brendan Rodgers’ side will definitely be looking a great deal stronger in the run up to the new 2015/16 campaign. Ahead of Jordan Henderson perhaps, it might just be Miralem Pjanic who turns out to be the man worthy of effectively replacing Steven Gerrard at Anfield for the foreseeable future.