Liverpool Transfer News: Liverpool is in the top form currently and their manager Jürgen Klopp will wish to continue this run. They are in the finals of the Carabao Cup after beating Arsenal 2-0 in the semi-finals. The Reds will face the London Blues on 27th February in the finals of the Carabao Cup.
Reports suggest that Liverpool is linking up to sign Czech midfielder Daniel Samek. His playstyle is very similar to that of Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong. It is the belief of the Reds that Klopp can develop a player like Samek, and Liverpool can highly benefit from this deal.
Liverpool is currently standing 2nd in the Premier League and has finished top in their group in the Champions League. The team is looking good with their performance in recent matches. Players like Diogo Jota, Mohammad Salah, and Sadio Mane are scoring regularly and the defense is also performing consistently.
The Reds are looking for a holding midfielder and Daniel Samek can be the perfect option for their search. He has shown potential as a youngster and Liverpool has the resources to develop him. Samek can be a valuable asset for the Reds in the future.
Liverpool Transfer News: Who is Daniel Samek?
Daniel Samek is a seventeen-year-old Czech midfielder. He currently plays for Slavia Prague. Samek has scored three goals and provided two assists in his first five starts. It is quite an exquisite way to announce your name in Europe.
Even though he plays as a holding midfielder, he has contributed to 6 goals this season so far. A record that is not held by any player under the age of 18 in the top flights of European Football.
Daniel has established himself as one of Europe’s most prolific young talents. However, he was never regarded as an elite talent while coming up the ranks at Slavia Prague. Samek has shown immense dedication and a voracious attitude to get the confidence of his coaches at the club.
The head of Slavia’s academy, Petr Hurych said, “When he arrived, Daniel did not stand among his peers and was not considered a rising star. But his determination and passion for the game led him, step by step, to become one of the best players of his age group.”
Why Liverpool need someone like Samek?
Liverpool has lacked a presence of Samek’s skillset at the heart of their midfield this season. Samek is adaptable in not only holding the ball, but he is also capable of using his skills in his possession of the ball. He has conjured opportunities and difficult situations for his teammates daily.
Samek’s knowledge of the game is the same as of the likes of Fabinho. He can break down an opponent’s counter-attack. Samek loves to sit deep and drop back out of possession, and his knowledge about when to pressurize his opponents is amazing.
Apart from his distribution and his off-the-ball readability of the game, Samek can also contribute to goals and assists. He has averaged 0.80 goal contributions per 90 for Slavia Prague. A number that is very high for a holding midfielder.
Liverpool needs someone like Daniel Samek in their midfield who is capable of controlling the midfield. The way Samek reads the game, and his skills in defensive strategies make him an ideal candidate for Liverpool.