Stan Collymore has told the Sunday People’s paper edition (12/7, Page 61) – as per Goal – that he thinks Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi would be a good signing for Liverpool, after being ostracised by Mikel Arteta.
Guendouzi, 21, has not been included in Arsenal’s 20-man squad for the last six matches in all competitions. Replays showed the French midfielder throttling Neal Maupay following a defeat to Brighton – the last straw for Arteta.
Reports have since emerged of childish behaviour behind the scenes on Guendouzi’s part, while also boasting to Brighton players about his wages. L’Equipe claim – as per GFFN – Arsenal are willing to accept offers of £36million.
Former Liverpool star Collymore discussed Guendouzi’s position and stated that the former Lorient star is good enough to play for either Liverpool or Manchester City – even if it means he is just a squad player.
“Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp might feel he’s not good enough for Manchester City or Liverpool, but I’d be inclined to disagree, because being around good players he could thrive,” Collymore said.
“I’m not saying he’d get into either’s first XI now. But he could play for either club, the talent is that obvious.”
Liverpool have plenty of options in midfield but that is set to be weakened. Adam Lallana may have played his last game for the Reds, while Pedro Chirivella has already left. Gini Wijnaldum has 12 months left on his contract.
So, Liverpool could do with a central midfielder and supporters have discussed Collymore’s claim that Guendouzi could be a good signing for Klopp’s side. Some think he would add good cover to Klopp’s Premier League champions.
His energy and intelligence could come handy plus he’ll be a good lallana replacement, cheap, young and he won’t lock horns with klopp for sure.
— Lupan (@mohammedlulu19) July 14, 2020
he will be good squad player.
— Dorre Firin (@AbuSufian45) July 14, 2020
I think he will do well, plus he’s still young
— ???.Ali.??? (@amanata19926279) July 14, 2020
On the bench
— Kyle (@justdatguy_) July 14, 2020
Liverpool U21 yes!
— LiverpoolFC_SA (@pbekebeke) July 14, 2020
What? I would rather have Grujic back
— Arvind Lakshmanan (@Arvind_LFC91) July 14, 2020
Not a chance his attitude stinks, you don’t want that sort of player upsetting Klopps well oiled machine, I’d be amazed if he came anywhere near Anfield with the amount of work done on players before they sign
— Jamie Long (@JamieLongman77) July 14, 2020