Liverpool have the best replacement for Georginio Wijnaldum

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It is clear Georginio Wijnaldum will be leaving Liverpool at the end of the season for pastures new. The Dutchman has been hit and miss at times, but his presence will be a big loss on the field. Especially considering how consistent he has been over the last year and his fortunate injury record.

However, when looking at replacements, Jurgen Klopp might already have the perfect candidate from a familiar location for some of Liverpool’s current squad in Red Bull Salzburg’s Enock Mwepu.

The Zambian international has been one of the Austrian outfit’s best player both in the league and in European competitions this season. He also impressed in previous campaigns against Liverpool at Anfield too.

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A dynamic and tenacious midfielder, Enock Mwepu is excellent as a holding player, but he can also play out wide, or in a more traditional number 8 role. His versatility is reminiscent of Georginio Wijnaldum.

Liverpool need to find Wijnaldum’s replacement.

But that’s not the only reason why Enock Mwepu would be the perfect signing.

The Zambian international is also an excellent presser of the ball, especially high up the field which is what Jurgen Klopp will want from his players.

In the Champions League no player has made more successful pressures than Enock Mwepu this season.

And not only that either.

Mwepu has recently been adding goals to his game and playing with more freedom on the pitch. He has scored 3 and registered an assist in his last two games for Red Bull. Overall he has 7 goals and 5 assists from midfield this season in 32 games which is certainly not a bad return.

Mwepu has the physicality to suit the Premier League and he has proven he would not take long to settle having already impressed in the Champions League.

In addition to that Mwepu is also a self-confessed ardent boyhood supporter of Liverpool so the move would be a dream come true for the Zambian and he would understand what it means to wear the shirt.

It would be a smart move by the club, for a player who his former coach believes could become as good as Yaya Toure. 

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