Liverpool could sign forward 'as destructive as Salah' in January after newspaper update - Whelan
Noel Whelan has insisted Liverpool target Adama Traore would fit Jurgen Klopp’s style of play.
The former Leeds striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claimed the 25-year-old has established himself as a “complete player” after initially struggling in English football.
As reported by Catalan newspaper El Nacional on Saturday (October 9th), contact is intensifying between Wolves and Liverpool regarding a deal for the Spanish winger, with Klopp waiting for the ex-Aston Villa man with “open arms”.
Football Insider first revealed in the summer (7th July) that Liverpool had made contact with Wolves about a potential Traore deal.
The winger, who graduated from Barcelona’s famed La Masia, has started five of Wolves’ seven Premier League games this term.
The lightning-quick ace has recorded the most successful dribbles in the Premier League this season with 49 (per WhoScored) – ahead of Allan Saint-Maximin in second (33).
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Traore has earned eight Spain caps following his debut 12 months ago.
Whelan insisted the ex-Middlesbrough ace could be “crucial” for Liverpool and praised his improved end product.
“He’s a player who can be crucial to winning football matches,” he told Football Insider‘s Ewan Kingsbury.
“His pace, his aggression, his direct running – and now his end product, which he’s brushed up after his early days in the Premier League.
“He’s a more complete player now, he can get a cross into the box or a shot off on goal.
“If you think about it, would he fit into Liverpool’s style of play? Absolutely.
“He can be just as destructive as Salah and Mane in that side.”
Second-place Liverpool have scored the most goals (17) in the Premier League so far this season.
Mohamed Salah leads the top-flight’s scoring charts with six goals and three assists.