‘Real athlete’ to sign with Liverpool and ‘thrive in Jurgen Klopp’s system’

Kevin Hatchard has backed Southampton midfielder Romeo Lavia to ‘blossom’ in Jurgen Klopp’s system at Liverpool.

The European football expert added that Romeo Lavia’s rise comes as a “little” surprise after climbing the career ladder at the famous Belgian academy of Anderlecht, he told Transfer Talk Sky Sports.

After Fabinho and Jordan Henderson were allowed to move to Saudi Arabia, Liverpool still haven’t signed any replacements for those players.

They try to knock on Southampton’s door with bid after bid but are then turned away, which has left Jamie Carragher frustrated.

It looks like the 19-year-old is leaving as he is yet to feature for the Saints this season.

Be that as it may, Hatchard supports the ‘real athlete’ to ‘thrive’ at Anfield.

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“A bit (surprised by Lavia’s rise),” said Hatchard. “I think Anderlecht felt that there was potential and a potential star.

“I think what you get with him is a real athlete. You can find someone to cover the issue. Read the game. Pause the game. But there are many edges to smooth out with him.

“I think there’s a lot of work for a coach. But if he has the raw material at all then a lot of coaches look at him and think: ‘If I can just put him in the building’, someone like Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool.

“If he can teach him what to do and thrive in Liverpool’s system, then that’s someone who can thrive at Anfield.”

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Just put the money down, Liverpool

There are indications Southampton are on the verge of selling their captain James Ward-Prowse to West Ham United, with a £30million transfer fee being mooted.

Then there’s Tino Livramento, he’s completed his move to Newcastle United and Lavia responded to that transfer call.

The Saints sell when the price is right so Liverpool need to swallow their pride, save the money and inject some positivity into their camp ahead of the start of the new Premier League season.

The post ‘Real Athlete’, who is said to be moving to Liverpool and ‘blooming in Jurgen Klopp’s system’, first appeared on HITC.

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