Juventus Star Would Be A Top Signing For Liverpool


Liverpool have recently been linked with a big move for Juventus forward Paulo Dybala, with Talksport stating that a deal could be agreed within weeks. I think it would be a very smart signing, if they can indeed do a deal with the Italian champions.

The Premier League side have some fantastic attacking talent but they can still do with a creative genius who can unlock defences and who can bang in goals from anywhere in the final third.

That’s been proven with the recent lull of form from Mohamed Salah in front of goal. The back-up talents of Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi aren’t good enough to compete against Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.

Dybala hasn’t been at his best for Juve this season but that’s mainly due to playing in Cristiano Ronaldo’s shadow.

The Argentine attacker can play as a number ten, as a centre-forward or as a right winger. That versatility is something that would suit Jurgen Klopp’s front-line.

With Ronaldo in the Juventus team, he usually plays through the middle or on the left in a 4-3-3 formation. That has meant that Dybala has had to fight with Federico Bernardeschi for the right wing role.

Now while Paulo Dybala has won that particular battle on the most part, his scoring and assist stats on the wing haven’t been as good as they were previously as in the past he’d usually play in the centre.

This term Dybala has scored nine times in his thirty-two league and Champions League appearances. Interestingly he’s started eight games as a centre forward and scored five times. Yet he hasn’t struck once in his nine outings on the right wing. He has been extremely impressive with his passing stats, having an average passing success rate of 89% (via Whoscored)

Last season, as Juve’s main attacker Dybala scored twenty-two league goals in twenty-six Serie A starts.

The twenty-five year old is a terrific, world class forward and that would bring out the best within the Reds attack.

Dybala would give Liverpool a fresh impetus and he’d be hungry to prove himself away from Ronaldo’s shadow. He could be the player that gives the team that creative spark they’ve missed since selling Philippe Coutinho to FC Barcelona in January 2018.

The Argentine international loves to spot a fantastic through ball, he’s exciting from set-pieces, can expertly dribble beyond opponents and he also has a keen eye for goal.

Italian goalkeeping legend and former teammate Gianluigi Buffon has stated that Dybala is one of the world’s best footballers (Via Goal.com):

“Paulo Dybala has grown dramatically over the last two years,” 

“When I talk to directors or friends in football, I’ve been saying for a while that he is good enough to be in the top five players in the world and he wouldn’t be out of place in the top three.

If Liverpool need to make a few impact signings in the summer as they look to build a squad capable of challenging for all the top trophies then, in my opinion, Paulo Dybala would certainly be an impact signing!

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