Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has been told that he may have a Jude Bellingham alternative to bolster his midfield options in the form of Leeds star Tyler Adams. The American only joined Jesse Marsch’s side in the summer, but has made a strong impression and the German coach will have been able to scout him in person having been defeated by Adams and Leeds 2-1 last week at Anfield.
The Reds have had midfield issues that began when Georginio Wijnaldum left on a free transfer to Paris Saint-Germain in 2021, as Liverpool’s only midfield signings since his departure has been Arthur Melo and Fabio Carvalho. Former US international Eric Wynalda believes that Adams could be a replacement for Wijnaldum, and would not take long to get up to speed in Klopp’s system.
“Liverpool have been a different team since they lost Gini Wijnaldum,” Wynalda told VegasInsider. “Gini Wijnaldum was a great player for them. He really orchestrated from the pocket and he also put in the work. What we know about Tyler Adams is nobody works harder than this guy. Nobody runs more than he does.
“He reads the game well. He never stops running. He’s a fantastic leader. It’s not about freaking out or getting emotional. It always seems to be very methodical with this guy and I really like that. Liverpool would be a good fit. It would be a very good fit. The understanding of how to play in that gegenpress style of play wouldn’t take long at all.”
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