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Liverpool's Number Six Solution

The Reds have had a relatively successful start to the campaign, with six wins, one draw, and one loss. However, their latest fixture against Brighton confirmed the weaknesses in Jurgen Klopp's side.


Alexis Mac Allister was brought into the club and many saw him as a replacement for former Liverpool captain: Jordan Henderson. This has not been the case as the Argentinian has been operating in the number six position this season with Fabinho departing in the summer to Al Ittihad.

The Argentinian has excelled in a role unfamiliar to him, however, it is clear to see that he does not have the defensive capabilities that Fabinho had in the six spot. Mac Allister relies on his quick feet and excellent passing to progress the ball up the pitch and play the balls into Szoboszlai to create for the attack.


Despite Mac Allister's great start to his Liverpool career, his vulnerabilities were displayed in the 2-2 draw against his former side, Brighton, on Saturday. It was not his best game as the Seagulls took full advantage of the fact that Mac Allister lacked in the defensive side of the game.


With the Reds missing out on Moises Caicedo and Romeo Lavia in the summer, it's evident that Jurgen Klopp is looking for a traditional six to play in his midfield. January could be the perfect time for the Merseyside Reds to attack the transfer market and add to an already reinvigorated midfield.


Wataru Endo was also recruited in the summer, however, he has yet to claim a place for the first time and is playing into the end of his prime years as a player. Jurgen Klopp will be looking for a younger talent, better suited to the defensive midfielder position.


Andre Trindade (Andre) could be the perfect fit and has been the name on the lips of every journalist covering the Reds. NeilJonesgoal on X, formerly known as Twitter, reported that Liverpool are still keen on the Brazilian and could make a move for him in the January transfer window.

The 22-year-old applies his trade for the Brazilian outfit Fluminense in the top tier of Brazilian football. The young midfielder has a terrific eye for a pass with a 93.8% pass completion rate and attempting 79.25 passes per 90.


Furthermore, he also provides protection for the back four with 1.21 interceptions and 2.39 tackles per 90.


With Jurgen Klopp moving towards a possession-based style of play, Andre seems to be the perfect fit. He can win the ball back and progress the ball to his midfield partners and has age on his side to play for the Reds for many years to come.


With this potential acquisition, it could see Alexis Mac Allister deployed further up the pitch in a more familiar role and recreate the output that he had for Brighton in the previous campaign. The Argentinian finished top scorer for the Seagulls with 10 goals and 2 assists in the Premier League, which was a key contributor in their Europa League qualification last season.


Andre could provide the perfect blend to Klopp's midfield and keep it much more balanced. The Brazilian appears to be the solution to any imbalanced problems in Klopp's engine room and it remains to be seen if the Reds will go for him in the January transfer window.



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