Glenn Hoddle was impressed by how Wataru Endo “looked at home” even before he could make his Liverpool debut.
The England legend was struck by how ‘nice’ and ‘casual’ Wataru Endo looked as he tried to make himself at home following his transfer from Stuttgart.
After spending heavily and failing to sign the likes of Romeo Lavia and Moises Caicedo, the club then turned their attention to the 30-year-old and Hoddle said it would have been an ‘easy’ decision for the midfielder . as he told Premier League Productions (8/19/23 at 2:15 p.m.).
After losing Jordan Henderson and Fabinho to the Saudi Pro League, Liverpool were in search of this defensive midfielder.
Well, an hour into Liverpool’s 3-1 win over Bournemouth, which also saw Alexis Mac Allister sent off, Endo was brought into play.
But Hoddle was impressed by what he saw behind the scenes of the Japan international at Anfield as footage emerged of him at the stadium, at the training ground and meeting manager Jurgen Klopp.
“He looks like an experienced lad, speaking English straight away,” Hoddle said. “He looks like someone who comes in and immediately feels at home.
“You can tell. He had 24 hours to decide whether or not to sign for Liverpool. That’s probably a simple phone call.
“He walked in, nice and easygoing. On that place. He had a photo taken at the tunnel there. It just looks like home already.”
Endo a much needed purchase
Endo is a very energetic player who is very good at spotting danger and leading out of the middle of the park.
That’s exactly what Liverpool are crying out for, especially given the fact that their defense isn’t as strong as it should be.
Both need each other to be at their best again as the forward line is already doing their business, it’s just a matter of the rest of the squad joining them.
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