Expert says he wants Liverpool to sign Manchester United star Amrabat
After a poor season last season, the Merseyside club decided to revamp their engine room in the final transfer window. They have opted to buy four new midfielders after letting Naby Keita, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, James Milner, Jordan Henderson and Fabinho leave the club.
However, despite spending heavily to strengthen their midfield, Klopp’s side have failed to sign a new top-tier deep-lying playmaker.
Several names have been linked with a move to Anfield, with Amrabat among them, but the Moroccan is reportedly keen on joining Manchester United. As a result, he refused to talk to other clubs and his wish eventually came true, with the Red Devils deciding to acquire his services on deadline day last summer.
Liverpool eventually opted to sign Wataru Endo from Stuttgart to strengthen their defensive midfield. However, the Japanese have not had a good start to the season at Anfield.
Ex-Red wants Liverpool to sign Amrabat
Now, Nicholl has told the ESPN Podcast that Liverpool need to sign a new defensive midfielder to get the best out of Alexis McAllister and Dominic Szoboszlai , because Endo and Curtis Jones just weren’t good enough.
The expert further stated that he thinks Amrabat would be a perfect fit, but he has yet to show his best form at Manchester United.
“If they can find someone other than those two (Szoboszlai and Mac Allister), they can go one step further. Right now I don’t know [who it could be], I don’t have anyone.
“I used to think Amrabat would be the right man next to them, but at United it didn’t quite work. I initially thought he would be ideal, he could sit behind the two of them and let them do more thing. But I don’t think Endo is the answer and I don’t think Jones is the answer. So now, I think Liverpool need to look for someone.”
Amrabat burst onto the scene after a stellar performance at last year’s World Cup. However, he has yet to show his best form since moving to Old Trafford.
The midfielder has the necessary attributes to play in Klopp’s high-pressing system, so Anfield could be a better destination for Amrabat than the Red Devils. However, he has just joined Manchester United and things are likely to go smoothly for him at Old Trafford in the coming months.