Lucas Paqueta’s insane pressing goes viral; Klopp would love Brazilian AMC

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Ever heard of Lucas Paqueta?

The Brazilian was linked to us back in the summer, but nothing came of our rumoured interest in the Flamengo attacking midfielder.

Brazilian wonderkid [20] & Football Manager phenomenon touted as Fekir alternative

But a clip of his crazy pressing is being shared by plenty of Liverpool fans right now, and it’s like nothing we’ve seen before! He doesn’t actually come away with the ball here, but it’s because his team-mates are not helping him, which would 100% not be an issue under Jurgen Klopp…

Paqueta only just turned 21, but he’s part of Tite’s Brazil squad for their upcoming fixtures with USA and El Salvador.

As a result, he could line up alongside Roberto Firmino, Fabinho and Alisson.

We wanted an attacking midfielder in the summer, having a bid accepted for Nabil Fekir, but we pulled out of the deal when an issue with his knee showed up in the medical.

Paqueta to us seems like a viable future alternative. Not only does he work incredibly hard off the ball, but he has proper ability on it – reminding us very much a young Kaka stylistically.

One to keep an eye on, certainly!

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