Why Yunus Malli would be a good signing for Liverpool
Back in 2017, a report from Turkish football had claimed that Liverpool were interested in signing Yunus Malli, who was then playing for FSV Mainz. However, a deal didn’t go through and he ended up joining Wolfsburg in the same year.
Yunus Malli, 27, had a very ordinary last season with Wolfsburg as he managed just a goal and two assists in 21 Bundesliga appearances. There’s no doubting the Turkey international’s quality but he just couldn’t keep his place intact in the team.
At 27, the attacker has entered the prime years of his career and going by Liverpool’s need for a creative playmaker, Malli would be a perfect fit at Anfield.
Jurgen Klopp and the recruitment team have a brilliant record in the transfer market, with the likes of Sadio Mane, Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah flourishing under the German’s guidance at Anfield.
Liverpool are rolling at the moment and are the only team in the Premier League to have maintained a 100% record this season. Despite Philippe Coutinho departing the Reds for Barcelona in January 2018, Klopp’s side have rarely felt the absence of the diminutive Brazilian.
In fact, Liverpool are a far more balanced squad, adding defensive steel to attacking flair, and thereby creating the foundation for sustained and consistent success. But that doesn’t mean the European champions have had a plain sailing over the last two seasons without Coutinho.
In Salah, Mane and Firmino, Liverpool arguably have the best attack in Europe. Yet, the trio has also found it difficult at times to open teams up with their pace, flair and creativity. If Klopp is to win the Premier League this time around, he needs to bolster his attack by adding Yunus Malli in January.
Comfortable as both a no.10 and in a wide or supporting role, Malli would offer Liverpool with some much-needed versatility in the attack. His speed and creativity would fit seamlessly into Liverpool’s forward line, and Klopp should recognise that. The German-born Turkish star is creative, a goal threat and is capable of producing moments of magic.
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Malli can even improve at 27, so Klopp could certainly work his magic and make him an even better player. The former Mainz star would undoubtedly bolster Liverpool’s attacking ranks, whilst adding a touch of flair and creativity.
A move to Anfield could be too good to turn down for Malli, who could leap at the opportunity to join a side who are truly aiming to break the long title drought this season.