Signing Lucas Paqueta can solve Liverpool's biggest problem

Lucas Paqueta of Flamengo reacts during a match between Flamengo and Botafogo as part of Brasileirao Series A 2018 at Maracana Stadium on July 21, 2018 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Liverpool have been linked with Flamengo's Lucas Paqueta.

Lucas Paqueta of Flamengo celebrates a scored goal against Botafogo during a match between Flamengo and Botafogo as part of Brasileirao Series A 2018 at Maracana Stadium on July 21, 2018...

Liverpool grabbed a 0-0 draw against Manchester City on Sunday, meaning it's now four games without a win for Jurgen Klopp's side.

That's no great cause for panic; Liverpool remain major contenders for the Premier League title and look set for a fine campaign, but there are areas of concern.

Liverpool's front three, and particularly Mohamed Salah, haven't hit top form in recent weeks, and there also appears to be a problem in terms of creativity in midfield.

 

Georginio Wijnaldum and James Milner have performed well, but with Naby Keita yet to really show his best form, a creative force is needed following Philippe Coutinho's exit in January.

Over the weekend, Premium Sport commentator Andersinho Marques claimed that the agent of Flamengo ace Lucas Paqueta was in Liverpool, amid links to the Reds.

Paqueta may be relatively inexperienced at just 21, but the could solve those creativity problems if Liverpool can force through a deal in January for one of Brazil's hottest young talents.

Lucas Paqueta of Flamengo reacts during a match between Flamengo and Botafogo as part of Brasileirao Series A 2018 at Maracana Stadium on July 21, 2018 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Paqueta is skilful and provides flair, whilst he is able to play as an attacking midfielder and as a central creator, making him perfect to play as the chief driving force in Klopp's 4-3-3.

A host of clubs are keen on Paqueta, but having splashed big money to sign a top player in Virgil van Dijk last January, spending big on a creative talent in Flamengo sensation Paqueta may be a smart move for Klopp and co, with Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane needing a little more to feed off in the final third.

Lucas Paqueta of Flamengo during a Group Stage match between Flamengo and Emelec as part of Copa CONMEBOL Libertadores 2018 at Maracana Stadium on May 16, 2018 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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