As the summer transfer window opens up, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has admitted that they will be aiming to sign at least another attacker and defender. The heavily linked Mkhitaryan of Shakhtar Donetsk, as we all know, should be the primary target. But why exactly is this highly rated Armenian so important for Liverpool to ink?
It’s clear that Mkhitaryan fits the bill for Rodgers, and any footage of him playing will show you why. First off, he is versitile. He is know to play as a Midfielder, Attacking Midfielder and occasionally as a winger. Not to stop there though; He works on both his left and right foot. Something most footballers fail to master. He is also young. At 24 years of age, that would allow Liverpool to play him, make him better, and ultimately sell him at a profit if it comes down to it.
So why Mkhitaryan? Why not Eriksen or Gündoğan? Well it’s simple really. Mkhitaryan is better. Now both the players mentioned above are phenomenal players, and if either of the joined Liverpool I would be pleased. But if Mkhitaryan joins us, I will be ecstatic. He brings something neither of the others have. We know Mkhitaryan can deal with pressure. He has moved between two rival clubs, and is a country hero for his national team. Now that could be said for many players, but he also just plugs in and plays. No matter of his surroundings or his team, he will perform. It was evident in Armenia’s 4-0 win over Denmark (In with Eriksen was seemingly nowhere to be found).
Mkhitaryan is ready to go. Ready for Liverpool. His work rate is impressive, and with the likes of Coutinho, Suarez and Gerrard next to him, we can only expect more from him. Perhaps that is something we shouldn’t do, but as long as he does his job, plays well, and scores goals, he will be a hit and we all know it.
With an immediate objective of returning to Champions League football, Liverpool need Champions League-standard players. They aren’t queueing up just now to move to Anfield and certainly not without other teams standing alongside waiting to pick them off. So if the transfer of the Shakhtar midfielder to Liverpool is possible, the club must do everything within its power to bring him in.
Mkhitaryan is a good enough step up in quality to push the Reds much closer to the top four.
If they need to put all their eggs in one basket on this occasion to snare their man, that’s exactly what Liverpool and Brendan Rodgers should be doing.
If Liverpool fail to get Mkhitaryan, or anyone of a similar quality, slowly but surely will the team become stuck in mid-table. It’s time to get back in the game, and this is how it needs start.
I wonder what the odds now are for us to sign him best sports betting sites can probably reveal the odds.