Liverpool plot move for superb South American dribbler

By Mark Peters IN General,Premier League,Serie A,Transfers - 19:41 Aug 11th 2017

It would probably be fair to say that Liverpool have failed to land all of their top transfer targets so far this summer, though the signing of Mohamed Salah in particular has handed their supporters a real boost.

Although it would have been good to have completed all of their business before the start of the new Premier League season, football simply doesn’t work like that, so there may yet be more new arrivals at Anfield.

According to reports in the Daily Star, one of those could well be Diego Laxalt, with the Reds thought to be keen on a player who is also said to be attracting interest from both AS Roma and Fiorentina.

DIEGO LAXALT

Currently in the final year of his contract with Genoa, the Uruguay international has also turned out for both Bologna and Empoli in Serie A, having been brought to Italy by Inter Milan back in 2013.

Having struggled for game time in his first couple of campaigns in the country, the versatile midfielder has really established himself as a key man for his current employers in the last couple of seasons:

Diego Laxalt
POS: MIDAGE: 24Y 6M
HEIGHT: 5FT 9INWEIGHT: 10ST 9LB
SA | Genoa | 15/1616/17 | Genoa | SA
GOALS
ASSISTS
GAMES
GAMES
ASSISTS
GOALS
2
AUG
2
1
4
SEP
3
2
1
4
OCT
5
2
4
NOV
3
3
DEC
4
2
5
JAN
4
1
4
FEB
4
3
MAR
3
3
APR
5
1
1
3
MAY
3
1
3
4
35
TOTAL
36
4
1

In fact, the 24-year-old has started 71 of his side’s most recent 76 top-flight fixtures, weighing in with a total of four goals and eight assists.

Most comfortable out on the left, the talented dribbler is also capable of operating more centrally, whilst he is renowned for his energy and willingness to track back for the team:

Diego
Laxalt
versusPhilippe
Coutinho
MIDPOSITIONMID
24Y 6MAGE25Y 1M
5FT 9INHEIGHT5FT 8IN
10ST 9LBWEIGHT11ST 9LB
 
SA | GEN | | LIV | PL
08/15 - 05/1708/15 - 05/17
71
STARTS
52
6214
MINS
PLAYED
4286
4
GOALS
21
8
ASSISTS
12
1
OPENING
GOALS
4
2
WINNING
GOALS
6
2
HOME
GOALS
10
2
AWAY
GOALS
11
2
HEADED
GOALS
L
2
GOALS
R/L FOOT
L
2
R
19
1554
MINS
PER GOAL
204
3
TOTAL
8

Although Laxalt has much work to do before he can be considered in the same breath as a player with the talent of Philippe Coutinho, he would certainly be a useful squad member in what is set to be a demanding season for Jürgen Klopp’s men.

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12 Comments

  1. Carlos
    Posted August 11, 2017 at 8:14 pm | Permalink

    I feel quite indifferent to this as I am becoming heartfelt sick of South Americans who come to LFC, are polished to first class only to then all want to join Barcelona. They are not interested in the club nor the fans but simply in the fact now that they can be fine-tuned by Klopp and then thumb their noses at us all and bugger off to where they wanted to be since they were six years old.
    Enough is enough for me so let’s stick to our side of the pond and our academies.

    • Phil
      Posted August 11, 2017 at 9:59 pm | Permalink

      !00% agree.
      I’ve been saying the same thing for ages now. NO MORE SOUTH AMERICANS AT LFC!!! LFC is a destination club, not a stepping stone to Spain. If you don’t want to stay, then don’t come in the first place.
      For years i’ve been saying that LFC should farm Northern and Eastern Europe for players. Belgium, Holland, Germany, Poland, Ukraine, Croatia. Not to forget the Home nations and Scandinavia as well. There are some wonderful players from all these countries and they don’t desire to move to Barca or Real Madrid the way South American players do.
      Ditch the ungrateful South Americans, we don’t want want you. Don’t bother coming!

  2. Jan RAZ-NICK
    Posted August 11, 2017 at 8:38 pm | Permalink

    Asensio….Laxalt…get them in along with VVD and lets get going. Coutinho can go for £90M plus Gomes , he’s just shown no loyalty to Pool who’s brought him for nowhere to superstar status. Klopp cash in and let’s play with players who want to play for Liverpool .!!

    • Phil
      Posted August 11, 2017 at 10:05 pm | Permalink

      I agree. Coutinho can go. He’s an ungrateful little pr***. Barca can have him as long as they include Ter Stegen in the deal. We should go buy a top quality number 9 and drop Bobby back into midfield where he played for Hoffenhiem.

      • Mahathir
        Posted August 12, 2017 at 12:48 am | Permalink

        Bobby in midfield would be a masterclass move.

      • Tony
        Posted August 12, 2017 at 6:08 am | Permalink

        I don’t see Keita and VVD performing with heart for their current clubs this season. So I am sceptical about Coutinhio. I thing there are players who are good enough out there and you would have their heart in it as well. Cash in and get us a top no. 9 Bobby in 10 will amaze everyone.

  3. olusegun
    Posted August 12, 2017 at 1:01 am | Permalink

    I will suggest the same, bobby should be dropped back into the number 10 position and maybe Kloop can find a nice and sharp striker. It’s so disheartening how Coutinho turned out to be a bad market. I really hope Liverpool can regain their lost glory. Wishing the guys all the best in this new season. YNWA

  4. chinonso Ezekiel
    Posted August 12, 2017 at 5:52 am | Permalink

    the issue here is that we have to be a good club we went to kaita and Leipzig’s reject us even will kaita transferred hand out latter they said no and no is no so why can’t Liverpool say no and sand on it

  5. Bright
    Posted August 12, 2017 at 6:06 am | Permalink

    I totally agree with you Phil, Infact South Americans are betrayals.. I don’t think it is commonsensical, tenable and levelheaded for coutinho at all, How could you decide to go at the start of the season? Now you are trying to give unnecessary and diverstative excuse saying you detest the way klop has been handling you. Can you imagine that sarcastic statement .. .why not let the club know earlier on.. .This is the same guy that said earlier on to be the club legend. Well if you want to go u are free after all Suarez did likewise. Thank God we still have good players. As for Bobby, I don’t think he is fit to that position at all. Sturrige is even far better than him if injury worries subside

  6. P-J
    Posted August 12, 2017 at 7:13 am | Permalink

    I will prefer Solanke in the number 9 position than Bobby. Coutinho can get his sorry ass out and we will push Bobby in that position.

  7. kenneth
    Posted August 12, 2017 at 7:36 am | Permalink

    I am not surprise by coutinho’s behavour, i
    have seen the trait of Judas in him since his
    sudden rise with his national team and close
    relationship with Naymer. Kops should not
    bother themselves cos he will rot in the bench
    like the likes of Fabrigas,Song,Rakitic and many
    more before him, Klop please ship out the
    Judas virus before he infest other players
    who truely wants to play for our great club
    Liverpool. Let him know that their is a price
    for every player since he now consider himself
    a super star.

  8. LFC
    Posted August 12, 2017 at 8:51 am | Permalink

    This is exactly what makes Steven Gerrard a legend of all time.