LIVERPOOL TARGETS BAYERN’S ARTURO VIDAL
Although it might bother mostly on the laughable, Liverpool looks set to pull an unimaginable utopian transfer deal by bringing Chile’s midfield “general” to Anfield.
The Reds are believed to be on the hunt for a capable central midfielder to add better bites to the team’s presence in the middle of the park most especially, given their tendency to foray forward in droves and leave their core exposed.
Of course Vidal’s age of 30 is the only pot of porridge that might tempt the Bavarians into cashing in on the veteran there bought from Juventus, the fact that they are fast slipping out of the perch Jupp Heynckes placed them 4 years ago, means they will have to think really hard before letting the Chilean depart Munich.
With Jurgen Klopp losing out on his top target Naby Keita, the age of Alexis Sanchez’s country man seem like a risk he would take. Barcelona’s pursuit of Anfield star boy Coutinho means doing every bit to assure the Brazilian of a supportive team.
Arturo’s trophy count and individual success speaks enough of his quality but it is his combative style of play that Klopp would be interested in the most. Going by the former Borussia Dortmund’s metallic football philosophy of high presses and endless harassment of the opposition, Vidal epitomizes everything the German coach loves to see in a footballer much less his own.
His leadership quality and authority on and off the ball – something the Reds have lacked since Steven Gerard dropped his jersey shorts of Premier League business for office suits –will also be of tremendous help to the side that most times appear on the callow side of professional maturity.