One player we’d love to see in Jürgen Klopp’s high-intensity system at Liverpool is Wolves speedster Adama Traore.
The Spaniard is utterly relentless at taking people on, and has an otherworldly ability to surge up the pitch towards goal.
What’s the story?
Well, the 25-year-old is said to be keen on a move to Anfield, with the Reds also interested in making the move happen.
If this is true, Klopp will surely take interest in a statistic which emerged during Aston Villa’s meeting with Traore’s Wolves this afternoon.
As revealed by Squawka, the Wolves No.37 has become the first player in Europe’s top five leagues to complete 50+ take-ons this season.
Amazingly, Traore has done so in just eight appearances.
As WhoScored shows, he records seven dribbles per game, whereas his closest rival is Allan Saint-Maximin with just 4.7.
Adama Traoré is the first player in Europe’s top five divisions to complete 50+ take-ons in the league this season and it’s taken him just eight appearances. 🤯 pic.twitter.com/NaYbOJuLBj— Squawka Football (@Squawka) October 16, 2021
Clearly, the Liverpool target is out on his own, and arguably a better dribbler than the likes of Lionel Messi and Neymar.
Should Liverpool sign Adama Traore?
Yes, yes and yes – Klopp can turn the ex-Barcelona man into a genuine superstar.
The German is a fantastic coach, who excels at making his players more rounded footballers.
Look at Virgil van Dijk for example. The Dutchman has always been an exquisite technician, but Klopp has added immense focus and consistency to his game which we didn’t see at Southampton.
Even in his current form, Traore would add plenty to Liverpool’s attack.
However, if Klopp can help him to improve his patchy end product – specifically his finishing – Liverpool could have a scary player on their hands.
A frontline of Sadio Mané, Traore and Mohamed Salah just wouldn’t be fair.