‘Total agreement is done’ – Liverpool suffer holding midfielder blow after Sky Sports journo’s update

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Liverpool’s options in the market for the holding midfield role have officially thinned following West Ham’s ‘total agreement’ with Ajax over Edson Alvarez.

Sky Germany’s Florian Plettenberg dropped the update on Twitter amid the Reds’ ongoing search for a third midfield signing.

Whilst it was clear that the Mexican was not considered high up on the Mersesyiders’ shortlist, it further highlights the clear importance of the club finalising a move of their own for Romeo Lavia before being forced to consider a limited array of options in the number six role.

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It’s worth remembering that a top European outfit in Borussia Dortmund had previously been keen on the idea of landing the 25-year-old this summer.

With truly remarkable possession-based stats – perhaps fitting within the ‘controller’ profile we’re understood to be seeking – it’s not hard to see why.

Alvarez ranks extremely highly for passes attempted (99th percentile) and pass completion rates (95th percentile) compared to his midfield peers and would no doubt have added some aerial dominance to our midfield (ranking in the 99th percentile for aerials won), according to stats compiled by FBref.

Even on the wrong side of 25, it’s difficult to fault West Ham for potentially going all in for £34m – a potential steal for a player of Ajax star’s obvious quality.

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  1. It is myopism for anyone to highlight duplication when there is none.Even if there was duplication it is not a crime to do so if you need put emphasis. I wish to repeat FSG are only concerned about the turn over.

  2. Having to play Jones as a number 6 against Chelsea is not something I am looking forward to. FSG get a move on!

    1. Liverpool should move on from Lavia or pay up. This circus is getting embarrassing. The window is almost closing and they are still doodling about this.

  3. It’s about time FSG put up the funds so Jurgen can rebuild and make liverpool a dominant force again. Where’s the money gone that we got for our transfers?
    If FSG arnt willing to splash the cash , get someone in who is.

  4. LFC has suddenly become a shamble. What the heck is wrong with fsg and their pennywise poun foolish attitude. Exactly what we were doing b4 Nunez went to wolves and paulinha went to Fulham. One way traffic

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