Liverpool should look to target the Italian forward.
Italians and Liverpool Football Club are like two negative magnets – impossible to connect and perpetually repelling one another.
From Alberto Aquilani, Andrea Dossena to Fabio Borini and Mario Balotelli – Liverpool’s Italian cast is a series of unfortunate events and terrible transfer decisions.
But trends are there to be broken.
Domenico Berardi could be the anomaly.
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The Italian forward who can play both on the right-wing and in a central forward role, has caught the eye at Euro 2020 for a resurgent Azzurri side.
So far, Berardi has registered two assists and has created the most chances for his teammates at the tournament with seven in two games.
A relentless presser with a knack for interceptions and the ability to play in multiple roles, Berardi’s best asset is to thread penetrative balls into the opposition’s penalty area from wide positions.
According to Fbref he ranked in the 96th percentile amongst attacking midfielders/wingers for passes into the penalty area.
17 goals and 8 assists in Serie A last season in 30 games for Sassuolo are impressive numbers too.
Berardi would offer Jurgen Klopp and his men an extra option going forward. His ability to play both as a number nine and to deputise for Salah would make him an ideal attacking candidate – especially with AFCON set to take place next season.
Sassuolo are not demanding an extortionate fee for him either.
He is someone who guarantees goals. In the last 8 seasons in Serie A, Berardi didn’t hit double figures for goals and assists only once.
His ability to win possession high up the pitch, exemplified by Italy’s third goal against Turkey, is indicative of Jurgen Klopp’s geggenpress.
Plus as per Gazzetta dello Sport via Bleacher Report, Berardi once said back in 2019, that his only dream destination would be to sign for Liverpool.
Perhaps he is a secret red?
That should pique the Reds’ interest even more.
Liverpool’s curse with Italians will eventually disintegrate into oblivion.
Could Berardi set it asunder?