Liverpool tipped to agree signing of “Technically gifted” £43.5million playmaker
Liverpool have been strongly linked with Mykhaylo Mudryk lately and the Reds have been tipped to sign the Ukrainian international from Shakhtar Donetsk in the January transfer window.
The player has received high acclaim from British-Ukrainian journalist Andrew Todos, who believes he can fit into Jurgen Klopp’s system at Anfield.
According to Todos, the player is worth about £43.5 million. He told the Liverpool Echo:
“He’s a technically gifted right footed left winger.
“He can play on either side if needed but seems more comfortable cutting in albeit he is not the type of player to be trying long shots from the edge of the box like Andriy Yarmolenko.
“Rather he uses the cut-back to beat players”
The journalist thinks Mudryk can be deployed on the left flank if he moves to Liverpool and can support Darwin Nunez in the attack.
“I believe he’d be a good alternative to Luis Diaz. Maybe less likely to magic up a long range strike out of nothing but his energy and determination down that left hand side will cause problems for defenders.”
“He’d be a valuable asset to have as someone who can feed in Darwin Nunez and take balls down to the byline if needed to cut back for simple finishes from onrushing players.”
Liverpool had much of depth in the wide attacking positions the previous season. In terms of the LW position, Sadio Mane was a world-class player, while Origi showed he could contribute well off the bench.
The Belgian chose to leave to AC Milan, and the Senegalese went for Bayern Munich in the summer, and the Reds have not yet recruited a winger to take their position.
There is therefore no suitable replacement for Luis Diaz at this time. Jota can play the position, but he has always thrived at the CF position and is not a wide player.
This term, Mudryk has scored 2 goals and provided 3 assists in 5 appearances for Shakhtar. Should Liverpool splash the cash to sign him in January?