Liverpool have been urged to resolve their lack of creativity in midfield by sanctioning a deal Jurgen Klopp would love for Real Madrid ace Toni Kroos.
Liverpool’s lack of creativity from midfield was laid bare on Thursday night. Despite being down to 10 men for over 65 minutes, Arsenal were able to repel Liverpool at Anfield with surprising ease.
It was the second time this season that the Reds had toiled to no avail against 10 men. They also failed to score against Chelsea in late-August after the Blues were reduced to 10 after Reece James saw red in the first half.
Thiago Alcantara was brought in to add a creative spark to Klopp’s workmanlike midfield. However, the Spaniard has persistently struggled with an assortment of injury issues since leaving Bayern Munich.
On Wednesday, Spanish outlet El Nacional put Liverpool in the frame to sign classy Real Madrid veteran, Toni Kroos.
The 32-year-old reportedly wants to finish his career at the Bernabeu. However, Real may see things differently and opt against offering a new contract. The German’s current deal expires in the summer of 2023.
The club appreciate Kroos’ continued value to and impact in the team. However, the report claimed that Madrid are aware he is ‘blocking the progression’ of Federico Valverde and Eduardo Camavinga.
Kroos blocking two Real stars’ development
The pair, 23 and 19 respectively, represent the long-term future of Madrid’s midfield despite Kroos’ importance. As such, the outlet claims that Liverpool could swoop for the midfielder.
Reds boss Jurgen Klopp would feel ‘delighted’ to work with his fellow German. Similarly, Kroos would reportedly seriously consider the chance to link up with the manager.
Liverpool’s interest in the midfielder is ‘very serious’. As a result, they would be willing to offer €30million (£25million) to sign him – and Klopp would offer him a ‘leading role’ in the team.
In light of that news, former Premier League striker Noel Whelan suggested a move for Kroos could be just what Liverpool need.
“I think [Liverpool] need more in that midfield area,” Whelan told Football Insider.
“Watching last night (against Arsenal…