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‘I think that’s the type of player they’re missing’: Dietmar Hamann urges Liverpool to sign Newcastle star Joelinton as Jurgen Klopp rushes to resolve midfield crisis ahead of Thursday’s transfer deadline
- Jurgen Klopp is eager to bolster his ranks ahead of Thursday’s transfer deadline
- Liverpool are currently struggling in midfield, partly due to an injury crisis
- Sports post understands that Klopp is unlikely to get his wish in the next 48 hours
- Nevertheless, Dietmar Hamann thinks the Reds should go after Joelinton
- The Brazilian has transformed from a striker to a box-to-box midfielder
Liverpool legend Dietmar Hamann has urged the Reds to sign Newcastle ace Joelinton to solve their midfield problems.
Jurgen Klopp is eager to bolster his ranks ahead of Thursday’s transfer deadline, as his team continues to struggle in the middle of the park.
Thiago Alcantara, Naby Keita, Curtis Jones and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are all currently injured, while Jordan Henderson, 32, and James Milner, 36, have failed to deliver the expected top-level performances as their age catches up with them .
Liverpool legend Dietmar Hamann has urged the Reds to sign Newcastle midfielder Joelinton
The German thinks the 26-year-old is ‘the type of player Liverpool lacks’ in midfield
Sports post understands that Klopp is unlikely to get his wish, as there is no Champions League standard player available immediately.
Nevertheless, Hamann believes the Reds should go after Joelinton, who has been a different player since moving from a forward to a midfielder.
“I saw Newcastle United against Manchester City last week and looking at that I think they need a midfielder with presence,” the German said. GGRecon. “Look at Curtis Jones, Harvey Elliott, Thiago, they’re all similar, decent players.
“I think they could use someone like Joelinton from Newcastle. I think he is someone who is technically gifted, is a big boy and has a big attack on him. I think that’s the type of player they’re missing.
Red boss Jurgen Klopp is keen to bolster his ranks ahead of Thursday’s transfer deadline
Thiago Alcantara is one of many Liverpool midfielders currently injured
“I’m not so sure if you can get him now with a few days transfer window to go. If there’s one area where they can use a player, it’s in midfield.”
Joelinton, 26, struggled in his first two seasons at Newcastle after a club record £40 million move from Hoffenheim in 2019.
However, Eddie Howe transformed the goal-shy Brazilian striker into a box-to-box midfielder and he excelled.
He was named Newcastle’s Player of the Year last season after reinventing himself in a new role.