'He was fantastic' - Spanish paper purrs over Liverpool target's mid-week performance

Isco

Isco has been heavily praised by AS despite defeat for Spain's under-21 side this week.

Spanish newspaper AS has suggested that reported Liverpool transfer target Isco was the only good thing to come out of the Spanish under-21 side’s defeat to Serbia earlier this week.

Isco is keen on a chance at Real Madrid, but Liverpool are thought to be one of the sides considering a move to offer him a way out of the Bernabeu and into English football.

On an occasion where several Spanish youngsters buckled under the pressure, AS has praised Isco for his impact despite the defeat.

“He was fantastic, with continuously brilliant football of rarely seen perfection: clean control and dribbling, magical vision in his passing. Serbia, professional, strong and well-ordered (our side, just as with the full team, seemed light-weight in comparison) were a tough lot to deal with,” reports AS.

Whether Liverpool need another Isco style player is open to debate but with Steven Gerrard dropping into a deeper position as his career draws to a close, another injection of creativity could be what the Reds need.

However, Brendan Rodgers showed his hand in a big way when he went big and he went British during the summer transfer window.

Adam Lallana was bought from Southampton for £25 million and he’s someone who can play that number ten role, subsequently making any future move for Isco pointless.

There’s also Philippe Coutinho to work into the equation, a player that Rodgers has previously described as the brain of the side.

Coutinho is well suited and now experienced with English football and the system that Rodgers likes to use in the middle of his team, although he occasionally finds himself out on the left hand side.

The qualities that As stress in their assessment of Isco demonstrate why he’d be perfect for the current Liverpool team but whether they will ever be close to a realistic deal is doubtful.

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