Liverpool opinion: Liverpool should revive interest in Zielinski
Liverpool are coming off the back of the best seasons they’ve had in a very long time. It could be argued that the cup treble in the 2000-2001 season and Istanbul in 2005 were close but in the last term, there was a conviction that those achievements did not have.
They were extremely unfortunate to not have won the league title but the Anfield faithful can look back with pride and look forward with a lot of hope that they’ll make amends next year after being crowned European Champions.
There is a case to be made that Liverpool are currently the strongest side in Europe. After all, doesn’t winning the Champions League trophy validate that thought?
Their biggest title rivals Manchester City will have something to say about that and if the Reds want to really confirm their status as the best, they’ll probably have to be the best in England first.
Which is why they need to reinforce one area in their squad which might not necessarily be a weakness but something that could be improved upon.
Liverpool, at the moment, lack a technical midfielder who can find a final ball with ease and take the burden away from their front 3 without compromising Liverpool’s high-pressing style of football.
One target that they’d been linked with who would definitely fit that profile is Piotr Zielinski of Napoli.
The left-footed central midfielder had a fine 2018/19 season after scoring 7 goals and 2 assists in all competitions. He’s also extremely versatile, having played in left-midfield, central midfield, attacking midfield and right-midfield.
The Polish international is only 25 and Liverpool fans might take encouragement from the fact that Jurgen Klopp has a fantastic record with Polish internationals during his time at Borussia Dortmund and could elevate them into greater heights with his signature.
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Naby Keita was bought from RB Leipzig to fill this role but he did not enjoy a great season. Keita can thank his lucky stars that his poor form did not necessarily affect any of Liverpool’s performances for the most part after the Reds made a hefty investment on him.
They should still look at Zielinski and he’d make them firm favourites to defend their Champions League crown and make another push for the Premier League.