SHOCKING NEWS: coming from Fabrizio Romano Liverpool could just sign another Thiago in “world-class” £46m-rated star. It is said that Liverpool is currently looking for a no 6 and has diverted their attention to world class Bundesliga and German Machine and has identified him as a must signing during the January transfer window. Negotiations are currently ongoing.

Perhaps it would be wiser for Jurgen Klopp's team to choose a different path to finish their midfield.


This season at Anfield has been, to put it mildly, promising. Under Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool has moved past its problems from the previous campaign and is putting on some impressive shows to hint at a silverware-filled finale.

Since taking over on Merseyside many years ago, Klopp has won almost every trophy that has been offered. Although missing out on the Champions League last year was a painful blow, the German manager can now complete the trifecta with a Europa League triumph.

Liverpool, who are currently in third place in the Premier League and only two points behind leaders Arsenal, won their Europa League group with one game remaining. Later this month, they will host West Ham United in the Carabao Cup quarterfinals.

The complete overhaul of the midfield allowed Wataru Endo, Dominik Szoboszlai, Ryan Gravenberch, Alexis Mac Allister, and other players to take on central roles, both literally and figuratively, and this helped to facilitate the comeback.

Despite Endo’s diligence and eagerness, Liverpool still lacks a true No. 6 because he may not have the necessary skill to secure a starting position.

Therefore, it looks that Joshua Kimmich of Bayern Munich was the only player targeted for a transfer.

Joshua Kimmich’s transfer to Liverpool
Reputable BILD reporter Christian Falk claims that a number of European teams are interested in signing Kimmich from the unbeatable Bundesliga champions, including Liverpool.

Falk asserts that Klopp is aware of the Germany international’s strengths and would be delighted to have him join the Liverpool team, where the Reds would benefit from his unique style.

The 28-year-old pass specialist, who is valued at £46 million by Football Transfers, would be a great addition to Liverpool’s team as they attempt to continue their comeback.

The playing style of Joshua Kimmich
Kimmich, who joined Bayern from Stuttgart in 2015 for an undisclosed fee as a teenager, has been a standout midfield player at the top of the European game for many years currently.

Since then, he has made 365 appearances for the all-time great Bayern Munich, scoring 40 goals, providing 100 assists, and taking home every trophy, including the Champions League.

Kimmich is in the top 6% of midfielders in Europe’s top five leagues for assists over the previous season, the top 7% for actions that create shots, the top 2% for passes attempted, and the top 4% for progressive passes per ninety. These figures come from FBref.

This effectively displays his heavenly talent for distribution; he is constantly on the ball, influencing plays, locating teammates in danger, and dishing out direct assists.

Technically flawless, extremely decisive, and dedicated on the pitch, Kimmich has even prompted high praise for his skill set from managers such as legendary boss Jose Mourinho.

He has the ability to be anything, according to Mourinho, who described him as a top right-back, left-back, center-back, No. 6, No. 8, and No. 10.

He seems to be very intelligent in terms of football, I believe. He recognises the importance of each position, knows how to play each play, and knows what he needs to do both here and there. He is, in my opinion, an extremely amazing player.

Kimmich has played in 18 games this season in all competitions, totaling six assists. From his preferred defensive midfield position, he has captained the team several times.

According to Sofascore, this season in the German top division, the £375k-per-week midfield machine has made ten starts, completed 91% of his passes, averaged 2.6 key passes per game, made 1.9 tackles and 6.4 ball recoveries each time out, and did little more than lead and inspire his teammates.

Kimmich, who is currently out of contract at the end of the 2024–2025 season, is regarded by former Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge as “the embodiment of world-class.” A renewal is definitely possible, but outfits are circling like vultures, and he might be persuaded to try his hand elsewhere.

Arguments against Liverpool signing Kimmich
The 82-cap Germany international is now renowned and rightfully regarded as one of the best of his position globally, but when considering whether to make a move, Liverpool would be well to consider the purchase of Thiago Alcantara a few years prior.

In 2020, Thiago, then 32 years old, left Bayern Munich for Liverpool for a reported £25 million. He brought with him a wealth of prestigious experience from his time playing for Barcelona in Spain and Germany, making him one of the most remarkable maestros in Europe.

He is among the top 5% of midfielders for passes attempted and progressive passes, the top 8% for successful take-ons, the top 11% for tackles, and the top 5% for interceptions per 90 to further highlight his passing prowess.

Unfortunately, injuries have severely limited the £200k-per-week star’s ability to contribute to the game for extended periods of time; thus far this season, he has not played a single matchday.

Although Kimmich is more dependable—he has appeared in over 25 Bundesliga games since 2015–16—he will turn 30 at the end of the current campaign, and Klopp may wonder if spending a significant amount of money on an ageing player would go against the club’s business plan.

Maybe it’s not the best idea, with players like Andre on Liverpool’s radar and 30-year-old Endo already signed as a stop-gap in the centre.

Younger, more adaptable players who can be developed and moulded under Klopp’s tutelage would be a wise investment for Liverpool; Thiago can even act as a mentor until his contract expires in June.

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