‘Special’: Pochettino once called Liverpool-linked £222,000-a-week star ‘the best in the world’
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'Special': Pochettino once called Liverpool-linked £222,000-a-week star 'the best in the world'

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CalcioMercato revealed a few days ago that Liverpool are interested in signing Juventus attacker Paulo Dybala on a free transfer next summer.

The Argentine has been one of the best players in Italy since he burst onto the scene in the Serie A in the 2014/15 season. He switched Palermo for Juventus in 2015 and he has been one of The Old Lady’s most consistent performers since.

Dybala has played 270 games for Juventus in all competitions. He has scored 108 goals, provided 46 assists and has won 12 trophies over the last six-and-a-half years. Now 28 and in the prime of his career, the attacker is reportedly considering his options.

The Argentine’s contract expires in the summer and Liverpool are said to be interested in signing him for free. Jurgen Klopp won’t really need any convincing on Dybala, but if he does, a quick phone call to Mauricio Pochettino should do the trick.

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Pochettino once called Liverpool-linked Dybala ‘the best in the world’

Back in February 2018, just before Pochettino’s Tottenham Hotspur faced Juventus in the Champions League, the then-Spurs boss raved about Dybala.

He said, as per The Daily Mail: “I think Dybala will recover and I hope he does, because I think it’s always nice to play against the best in the world.

“I put Dybala in that category because he is a special talent and seeing him on the pitch is wonderful, even if he might cause your team a few problems.”

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Should Liverpool sign Dybala?

Dybala is a world-class player, there’s no doubt about that. The Argentine has been absolutely incredible for Juventus over the years and although the Old Lady would love nothing more than to keep him in Turin, an offer from Liverpool could be too hard for the Argentine to turn down.

The 28-year-old, who currently earns £222,000-a-week at Juventus, will surely be looking for an increased salary if he was to move as a free agent. He is definitely worth the big bucks, but does it really make sense for Liverpool to invest so much money on a player who has had a lot of injury problems over the years?

It would make a lot more sense for the Reds to pay Mo Salah whatever he wants and keep him at the club for a few more years. Dybala is fantastic, but the Egyptian is the better player, and it’s hard to imagine Liverpool without him now.

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