Edwards eyes 'crazy' £70m-rated star who is 'better than Iniesta', Liverpool fans should be buzzing - TBR View
Spain were dumped out of Euro 2020 by Italy last night on a muggy night at Wembley, but in Pedri, a star has been born during the last few weeks and Liverpool have to act.
The best team doesn’t always win in football. For Luis Enrique’s team that was clear during last night’s semi-final clash at the home of English football.
Alvaro Morata scored an equaliser to force extra-time, cancelling out Federico Chiesa’s opening goal. It was the Spain striker’s miss in the shootout, however, which proved costly.
In Pedri, Spain have seen a player emerge from the shadows among a plethora of bigger names. You better remember this name, because boy is he going to be a star.
The teenager started in a central midfield role last night, but perhaps his versatility would tempt Liverpool into a move.
He can also play as a number 10 and for Barcelona, he’s also featured on both flanks. Last season, he played 53 games in all competitions, scoring four times and claiming six assists.
Where would Pedri fit at Liverpool?
His versatility would make him a dream for Jurgen Klopp. The German boss likes his players to be flexible and Pedri is exactly that.
A replacement for Gini Wijnaldum needs to be sought and the man with a £70 million release clause could be absolutely perfect.
Although he’s a different type of player to the Dutchman, he has bags of potential and would perhaps have the attacking qualities that would allow Klopp to better utilise Thiago Alcantara.
The fact that he can play in the attacking positions also means he’d be an ideal backup for Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane.
Pedri also covered the most distance of any other player during Euro 2020, putting 76.1km into his legs.
What have they said about Liverpool target Pedri?
The Mirror have linked Liverpool with a move for Pedri and some comments from Enrique last night will have excited supporters.
He told Goal: “I’ve never seen an 18-year-old kid play like I’ve seen Pedri play in this tournament, not even Andreas Iniesta. It’s crazy.”
Liverpool fans should be genuinely excited at this link and after his Euro 2020 exploits the Reds have to act quickly.
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