Liverpool would be wise to improve their “ageing” midfield with the signing of Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz, according to one pundit.
Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has a plethora of midfield options at his disposal including Fabinho, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keita, although the latter pair sit further down the pecking order.
Further up the list are the likes of captain Jordan Henderson, Georginio Wijnaldum and James Milner, although Henderson and Wijnaldum are both 29 while Milner is 34.
Indeed, Wijnaldum has less than 18 months left on his current deal and his future at Anfield remains unclear, with an extension likely to be his final big contract.
Speaking to GentingBet, Emile Heskey explained why Klopp should consider a move for Spain international Ruiz, who has become a key part of the Napoli side.
“Fabian Ruiz looks like a phenomenal player and Liverpool’s midfield is an area that needs strengthening a little bit with it ageing,” the pundit said.
“A player like that would be good for Liverpool.
“Someone who can drive from the midfield, someone who can create stuff – he is a player that I’m sure Liverpool would love to have.”
Liverpool have not had a typically creative midfielder since Philippe Coutinho left for Barcelona, although Oxlade-Chamberlain has stepped up in that role in recent seasons.
Keita is also a creative force but his Liverpool tenure has stuttered due to successive injury problems.
In other news, former Reds boss Brendan Rodgers has revealed further insight into the sale of Raheem Sterling to Manchester City in 2015.
Having progressed through the Liverpool academy to become a vital part of the team under Rodgers, England international Sterling moved across the north west in a big-money move.