Rodrigo De Paul has been linked with a possible move to Merseyside club this January, and with Liverpool taking to the field on Sunday afternoon, it gave fans an opportunity to see their transfer target in action. After another great display that yielded zero points, Rodrigo himself is probably pondering exactly what he’s doing in Udine, too.
Argentina international put in a simply breathtaking display of individual brilliance, teamwork and maverick genius at the Marassi, but even his talents could not compensate for the shoddy companions which surrounded him.
Speaking after his teammates allowed all his majestic work to go to waste once again in the 2-1 defeat to Sampdoria, De Paul admitted that he ‘sets no limits’ for himself, fluttering those eyelashes at Europe’s heavyweights.
Jurgen Klopp clearly demonstrated that he is searching for footballers to make this Reds side more unpredictable in the summer transfer window, starting with the signings of Thiago Alcantara and Diogo Jota.
Thiago offers a creative outlet in the centre of the park which is lacking among his partners, and the speed at which he moves the ball can help Liverpool to unlock the deepest and most stubborn of backlines. If the answer is spend spend spend, then the 26-year-old attacker is Liverpool man.
Thiago’s injuries, along with Jota’s long-term absence, have left the Reds far more entrenched in a title race than the German tactician would have hoped, and he must be wondering if winter signing will prove the difference between a title defence or an unexpected collapse.