Jarell Quansah’s stock at Liverpool is surely rising after yet another commanding performance at the back.
The 20-year-old delivered a superb display, recording the most passes of the game in a 3-1 win over Leicester City, 104 touches (Sofascore) among other vital contributions noted on X by Liverpool.com’s Bence Bocsak.
🏴 What a performance by Jarell Quansah.
Completed the most passes on the pitch (82) got a superb assist at the end as well.
3 interceptions and 4 recoveries, too.
He’s getting better and better with every game. pic.twitter.com/c8bThfJAG7
— Bence Bocsák (@BenBocsak) September 27, 2023
The No.78 formed part of a makeshift backline including Kostas Tsimikas, Ibrahima Konate and Curtis Jones in Trent Alexander-Arnold’s inverted fullback role.
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The fourth/fifth-choice centre-back Liverpool have wanted all along?
There was much of a to-do this summer about our failure to land a fourth or fifth-choice centre-back capable of providing some much-needed cover for the backline this term.
We weren’t successful in that mission, though perhaps decision-makers will feel vilified by the remarkable progress on display from our promising Academy graduate.
It should be emphasised that we’re still short a viable left-footed centre-back – something that will be particularly critical if we are to have any hope of developing a long-term successor for Virgil van Dijk – though it’s always a welcome sight to see a talent like Quansah flourishing on the pitch.