Liverpool After Yet Another Saints Player ! But Why ?
Thursday, 1st Mar 2018 21:07
Liverpool are after Mario Lemina, but the question is why, not just once not twice but three times !
The big rumour is that Liverpool are said to be plotting a raid on St Mary's yet again and will pay an inflated price for a player they could have signed for a fraction of the cost a season or two earlier.
But given that Mario Lemina has not always been Mauricio Pellegrino's first choice for Saints makes it a little puzzling as to why Jurgen Klopp would even want to sign a player who has started only 15 Premier League games plus another 5 off the bench.
Saints fans will tell you that Lemina is a class act though, but Pellegrino seems to disagree with their rating of the holding midfielder who joined from Juventus last summer. That though is part of the problem with Saints this season, too often the managerhas failed to pick the players who are a class act and inexplicably played others.
One thing is for sure and that is Liverpool will have to spend big to persuade the Saints board to part with Lemina, the manager might not rate him, but he is well though of as a player by both his team mates and the fans.
The second question as to why Liverpool would want to sign him is why they would want to assemble a team of ex Saints, to be blunt Manchester City are running away with the title because they have bought big and signed players with a good balance of reputation and experience with some of the biggest clubs in Europe.
But in contrast Liverpool seem to want to sign a complete team of ex Saints, if they are not careful the Anfield club will become the new Arsenal, perpetually signing players with promise who will take them to the cusp of glory, but ultimately will leave for bigger things and put the team back to square one.
Thirdly is why Liverpool would want yet another midfielder, their squad is packed with them, not to mention a number of players likeSadio Mane who although essentially attackers play in what is midfield for Liverpool.
If they want to win the title then there are probably 4 more positions than Liverpool truly need to buy in before they add yet another body to the midfield department, a Goalkeeper, a central defender and two fullbacks would probably be on the cards first if Jurgen Klopp has truly learned from some embarrasing results in the last season or two.
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