A deep dive into Liverpool's midfield transfer targets this summer

  • Liverpool are targeting multiple midfielders this summer
  • It would be hoped the player brought in was very versatile
  • Some returns to former targets amongst new ones as well
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Douglas Luiz (Aston Villa, Premier League)

Like Guimarães, his fellow Brazilian also earned interest from top-flight clubs in PL, who had an impressive season with Villa with nine goals and five assists last season, helping his team advance to the Champions League. 

Luiz is experiencing his rise throughout his time at Villa Park. Last PL season, he produced an astonishing 6.9 xG as a midfielder, suggesting a knack for finding the back of the net from midfield position.

Luiz’s talent is not limited to his offensive deterrence, his ten goal-creations last PL season are also phenomenal.

Considering his concentrated involvement in connecting with teammates on the pitch, Luiz is expected to play the role of facilitator to boost Liverpool’s offense, who also passed 56.37 times per game last season.

Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich, Bundesliga)

Since Slot took over the helm and other adjustments on managerial staff by FSG, Liverpool eyed a more ambitious move this summer aiming to maintain competitiveness.

Thus, the team put the world-class player from the Bundesliga into its list of transfer targets this summer.

This season, the relationship between Kimmich and Bayern got strained, causing the German international to make his stance clear to leave this summer. With that being said, the transfer seems to be possible. 

Being one of the most versatile players in the Bundesliga, the 29-year old defensive midfielder, with numerous titles and glorious successes on the resume, would bring his winning mentality and experience to a relatively young and short-handed Liverpool under a new manager.

Posting a 66.7% tackle success rate and 1,768 intensive runs last season, his wider coverage and higher discipline are able to strengthen Liverpool’s defensive line. 

Statistically, Kimmich created six assists with one goal collected. Kimmich is calm with the ball, utilizing his crazy dribble skills to clear dangers effectively while facing suppressions.

Additionally, he can also apply extraordinary passes to maneuver offensive chances. With loads of experience and balanced performance on both sides, Liverpool could rely on Kimmich tactically.