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Don Hutchison comments on reported Liverpool target Samuel Chukwueze

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Don Hutchison comments on reported Liverpool target Samuel Chukwueze

Former Liverpool star Don Hutchison took to Twitter to express his admiration for Villarreal ace Samuel Chukueze, after a man of the match performance for Nigeria at AFCON.

The star gave an attacking masterclass for the Super Eagles in the quarter-final, and hit the winning goal in a 2-1 victory over South Africa.

The 20-year-old became the 2019 competition’s youngest scorer, and it was Chukwueze’s first international goal.

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After the game he told the media (quoted by Goal): “I feel so happy to be named as Man-of-the-match because it has not been easy for me and the team. I have been working so hard.”

In a conversation with another Twitter user, former midfielder Hutchison said of the starlet: “What a player mate. English clubs won’t have the balls to go for him. I’ve told loads of scouts/coaches Etc about him! Going right to the top.”

 

The electric winger was linked with a switch to Liverpool earlier this year (Mail), and he certainly seems to have the blessing of former Red Hutchison.

TBR’s view

Chukwueze is a frightening dribbler with blistering pace.

His performance against South Africa was superb, and Liverpool could do worse than to make an offer for him this summer.

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Jurgen Klopp arguably needs more cover for Mo Salah and Sadio Mane in the wide areas, with Xherdan Shaqiri and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain preferring to play centrally.

Chukwueze could be a fine addition, and a potential cheaper alternative to Lille star Nicolas Pepe.

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