It appears that Brendan Rodgers has a thing for the South Americans. Despite already bringing Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino to Anfield during his time at the club, the boss has told reporters that he’s open to working with more players from the continent due to their positive attitude.
“I do enjoy working with the South American players, because not only do they fight, not only do they want to win, not only are they professional in their work, they’ve got all the ability to match that,” he told our official website.
“Most of the guys that have worked with South American players really enjoyed working with them. He [Firmino] has that in abundance; he has the quality, the desire to score goals, but very importantly he has the will and the heart to fight for the team and that’s important.”
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Well, you don’t have to tell us twice. Here are five other South Americans that could be the perfect fit for us:
5) Diego Rolan (Bordeaux & Uruguay)
This 22-year-old striker could be the man one day tasked with filling Luis Suarez’s sizeable shoes. He’s scored a respectable 17 league goals in his first two league games with his French employers, while he found the net in a Uruguay shirt for the first time in the build-up to the 2015 Copa America tournament. He wore Suarez’s number nine shirt for the competition itself, with the former Red suspended, but failed to help them defend their title.
4) Gary Medel (Inter Milan & Chile)
Medel has already spent a fairly forgettable year in the Premier League with Cardiff City, who were of course relegated after their first season back in the top flight, but his performances for Sevilla, Inter Milan and Chile have proved what he’s capable of. The fearsome midfielder, who’s known as the ‘Chilean Pitbull’ due to his no nonsense style of play, was an integral part of his nation’s side which won the Copa America on home soil this summer.