Why this 24-year-old World Cup winner would be a great addition to Klopp’s exciting Liverpool attack

Julian Draxler

Why PSG’s Julian Draxler Would Be A Great Addition To Liverpool’s Fierce Attacking Force

The 2017-18 football season is not over yet and the teams still have lots to play for in this decisive period of time. Yet, the outlets are already publishing transfer news for the upcoming campaign and a few of them are truly intriguing. The latest reports are suggesting that Jurgen Klopp is interested in Julian Draxler, who is yet to secure a regular first-team slot at Paris Saint-Germain since completing a switch from Wolfsburg.

Klopp plans to utilise Draxler as Philippe Coutinho’s replacement. The former Borussia Dortmund boss failed to keep hold of the star Brazilian for the remainder of the campaign but decided not to rush in signing a replacement for the talented attacker. He opted to wait until the summer instead and is now eyeing a swoop for Draxler after cooling down transfer talks with AS Monaco regarding Thomas Lemar.

Draxler has made 25 league appearances so far but has only started 16 of those where he has had to compromise his usual left-wing slot and settle for a central midfield role on most occasions. He was mostly used a substitute in the prestigious Champions League event where their progress was cut short following a Round of 16 defeat to Real Madrid. Given how things are going, I feel that Draxler might want to move away from PSG in order to gain more game time.

Liverpool are still going strong in the league and should grab a ‘top four’ finish to secure Champions League football for the upcoming campaign as well. The lethal front trio of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, and Sadio Mane seem unstoppable at this moment and a player of Draxler’s calibre will add more firepower to their attacking unit.

He will perfectly fit in Coutinho’s role, considering his ability to work as a ‘No.10′ apart from featuring down the left-wing. The Reds have strengthened their defensive stance by bringing in Virgil van Dijk whereas Loris Karius is proving his doubters wrong with some decent outings.

The midfield, however, looks mediocre as it lacks creativity and the players they have are mostly good in a holding role. James Milner, Jordan Henderson, Emre Can, Georginio Wijnaldum – all suit a similar central midfield role and lack the vision to penetrate opponents’ backline.

Draxler will add more flair to the attack alongside Naby Keita, the RB Leipzig midfield star who is set to join the Reds next season. Keita is known for his tireless box-to-box runs with a great sense of passing and creative attributes.

Draxler would thus be a great addition to this already exciting Liverpool attack.

Written by Pratyay Maitra

A sports enthusiast and football fanatic.

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