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Liverpool Are Showing Interest In This Napoli Midfielder: What Will He Bring To Anfield?



Liverpool Are Showing Interest In This Napoli Midfielder: What Will He Bring To Anfield?

In a recent report, Polish news outlet Meczyki claimed that Liverpool are showing interest in Napoli midfielder Piotr Zielinski. It has been mentioned that the Reds are eyeing a move to acquire the services of the Polish talent this summer.

Zielinski’s Good Run Of Form At The Stadio Diego Armando Maradona

Zielinski is having a decent campaign at Naples as he has put in a run of impressive displays at the centre of the park. The 28-year-old has registered seven goals and ten assists in 43 matches for the Italian side this season on all fronts.

The Polish sensation has given a good account of himself by averaging 1.4 shots, 2.0 key passes and 0.6 dribbles per 90 minutes in Serie A. He has even been tidy with his ball distribution after making 86.2% of his attempted passes in league football (stats via whoscored).

His current contract at Napoli is set to run out in the summer of 2024. Thus, it makes sense for the Reds to engineer a cut-price move for him in this off-season.

Napoli’s Polish midfielder Piotr Zielinski reacts at the end of the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals first leg football match between AC Milan and SSC Napoli on April 12, 2023 at the San Siro stadium in Milan. (Photo by Marco BERTORELLO / AFP) (Photo by MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP via Getty Images)

What Will Zielinski Bring To Liverpool?

Zielinski can strike the ball with venom and precision from all ranges and has got the vision to engineer some promising chances for his teammates in the final third.

The Polish forward is a decent dribbler with the ball as well and has added plenty of goals and assists to his game. He is a good crosser of the ball as well. Zielinski is primarily a box-to-box midfielder but can also fill in as an attacking midfielder if asked to do so.

We can expect the Poland international to bring some goals and creativity to Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp‘s midfield and help the Reds challenge for some major trophies once again over the next few years. However, it remains to be seen whether Zielinski is good enough to make a smooth transition to life in Premier League football.

Either way, the pros outweigh the cons of recruiting an experienced midfielder like Zielinski as he has what it takes to make a name for himself at Anfield. At 28, he is currently playing in his prime and is well-equipped to make an instant impact at the Merseyside club next season.


“A top character” – Jurgen Klopp’s comments on Jorg Schmadtke resurface as he edges closer to Liverpool sporting director role

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp’s past remarks on Jorg Schmadtke have resurfaced, with the former Wolfsburg executive set to become the sporting director at Anfield. Klopp once stated that he “would like to work with” Schmadtke, and now it seems that opportunity might finally come to fruition.

After the successful six-year tenure of Michael Edwards, Julian Ward stepped in, only to hold the position for a single year. Now, at 59 years old and having been out of work since January, Schmadtke could be the one to take up the mantle at Anfield.

His impressive track record of transforming Wolfsburg from relegation candidates to European regulars speaks volumes. Klopp’s enthusiasm about the potential appointment was evident back in January when he told Allgemeine Zeitung (via Liverpool Echo):

“I would have liked to work with him [Schmadtke], I’m sure it would have worked out well. He’s a top character, somebody who never changed in 38 years, and stayed true to himself. He’ll be missed by football.”

Jorg Schmadtke

Though their paths may have crossed during Klopp’s Bundesliga days, the two have an interesting history that dates back to 1986. A young Klopp, at 19, was on trial at Fortuna Dusseldorf, where Schmadtke played in goal. As the Liverpool manager quipped:

“I put everything into it and ran like a devil, but what can I say? I was a total flop. I guess Schmadtke remembered that. He never made me an offer (to coach) at any of his clubs. He must have thought, ‘If Klopp can’t play football, he can’t be a decent manager either.’”

Despite that initial flop, Klopp’s managerial prowess is now well-known, and the opportunity to collaborate with Schmadtke could be just what the Reds need.

Jurgen Klopp eyes Youri Tielemans for a free transfer as Liverpool’s midfield reinforcement

Youri Tielemans

In a bid to bolster their midfield, Liverpool are reportedly eager to secure the signing of Belgian international midfielder Youri Tielemans on a free transfer in the summer of 2023.

The 26-year-old talent, currently playing for Leicester City, will be out of contract at the end of the season, making him a prime target for the Reds.

Jurgen Klopp himself is said to be instrumental in driving the move to bring Tielemans to Anfield, as he envisions the skilled midfielder playing a key role.

According to Football Transfers (via HITC), the club has maintained a “long-term interest” in Tielemans, and Klopp is particularly drawn to the player’s versatility in various midfield positions.

The report highlights that the German manager sees great value in acquiring Tielemans at a “relatively low cost” while still having the ability to cover multiple roles on the pitch.

As the Reds continue to strategize and strengthen their squad, the potential signing of Youri Tielemans could prove to be a game-changer in the upcoming seasons.


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