Liverpool’s recent transfer record has been impressive. They are reaping the rewards of a statistical approach to their buying with Mane, Firmino and Salah firing on all cylinders. Amongst this transfer policy, it’s safe to say a theme has emerged. When Virgil Van Dijk made his move to Merseyside in January he became the 6th signing to join from Southampton since 2014. Liverpool have spent £166.5m on those players and could be set to part with more cash in exchange for another Saints star.
L’Equipe have reported that Liverpool have expressed interest in midfielder Mario Lemina. The Gabon international arrived in the summer from Juventus for just over £15m. He has certainly impressed despite his team’s struggles this season and could look for a step-up even if Southampton survive a relegation battle.
Lemina showed great ambition to leave Turin in search of first-team football and he could have earned a step-up already. According to the Telegraph, He ranks 2nd in the dribble-success Premier League rankings narrowly behind Mousa Dembele and scored an all-important goal at the Hawthorns last month.
Liverpool have displayed great foresight when it comes to transfers by evolving the squad season after season. The acquisition of Andrew Robertson is a fantastic example. Talented midfielder Naby Keita will join the Reds for the 18/19 season and will likely replace Emre Can.
There’s no doubt that Southampton will demand a large fee for the midfielder who has 4 and a half years left on his deal. Although, at 24 and having impressed in his short Premier League career so far, Lemina could represent good business for Klopp’s men. In my opinion, he would slot in nicely to the energetic, fast-paced system that Jurgen Klopp is developing, due to his natural strength and quick feet.
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