Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp have had on/off preseason with the team beating Barcelona 4-0 on one day and somehow losing to Mainz the next day 4-0. Of course, fans will point out it still is preseason and the important thing at the moment is getting the fitness back into the team.
The Reds had a poor season last time around; well it was inconsistent to say the least. They made two cup finals but lost both of them and had put all their eggs into one basket, the UEFA Europa League.
Liverpool did lose that final but it did teach Jurgen Klopp a lot about the club and the players. The German has worked extremely hard in the off-season and has brought in a lot of players who can not only add quality to the Liverpool team but also play in the Jurgen Klopp way.
The Reds are linked with a number of players at the moment and one of them stands out more than the rest, well almost.
Martin Odegaard was linked with a move to the Reds before he signed for Real Madrid in 2015. He was destined to make his debut for the first team and become a regular for the side but things did not go his way and he hasn’t really done much for the side.
The Norwegian needs to have a kick-start to his career once again, it has hit a bit of a stagnant period and moving to Liverpool, even on loan can give him the time to grow. The Reds might not be playing a lot of games this season but they do not have a lot of quality when it comes to the winger.
Many would be raising a point saying that Odegaard is best used as an attacking midfielder but the Reds have used a lot of their central attackers as wide men. Philippe Coutinho, Adam Lallana and even Roberto Firmino have also played out wide and with only Sadio Mane and Lazar Markovic as out and out wingers; Odegaard would certainly get a lot of playing time under Klopp, at least out wide.
Another thing which would greatly benefit Odegaard is the way Liverpool play. Jurgen Klopp applies a high pressing style and that would certainly mean the Norwegian doing a lot of hard work for the Liverpool team and that should help his growth as an all-around player.
The luxury of playing for Real Madrid might have gotten to the head of the youngster. Sometimes a bit of a change in scenery does help and the fact that Jurgen Klopp has a great history of working with youngsters would be another reason why Odegaard to Liverpool would work out extremely well for him.
Liverpool have seen the likes of Connor Randall, Kevin Stewart and Sheyi Ojo shine for the side under Klopp and the sale of Jordon Ibe to Bournemouth might just have opened a door for the youngster. Odegaard needs to work hard and find the right club for his growth and Liverpool looks like a great option for him at the moment.