Liverpool can sign a 'Mohamed Salah type' for £22.5 million, but the Man United signing should serve as a cautionary tale.
Liverpool are prepared to begin on a journey to renew their squad in the coming years, with an ageing forward line.
A number of players, notably Brazilian international Antony of Ajax, are said to have piqued the club's interest.
Since arriving in Amsterdam last season, the winger has made an impact after grabbing the eye in his home So Paulo.
The Brazilian, who is speedy and has a left-foot wand, embodies all of the classic characteristics of a typical Liverpool winger in Klopp's side. I can see why people are interested. On the Analysing Anfield podcast, David Hughes stated, "He has a very good record and is a very young player." I believe that people are looking at him from a Liverpool perspective because he is the type of player that plays on the right but is left-footed, loves to cut in, and is a fantastic dribbler. He has the ability to both score and create. I'm curious whether people are thinking of Salah as the next profile replacement or something similar. Liverpool dodged a £30 million transfer blunder that Chelsea could not, but Jürgen Klopp's risk remains.
Antony has gotten a lot of attention this season, especially in the Champions League, where he has one goal and five assists in just four games.
It's easy to see the similarities between Salah and him. According to Wyscout, Antony has averaged 8.75 dribbles per 90 minutes in the Champions League, with a 54.8 percent success rate. Salah has averaged 7.87 dribbles per game, with a success percentage of 43.3 percent.
Both are comfortable breaking into the box and take up comparable positions on the right wing. In the opposition's area, Antony averages 5.36 touches per 90 minutes, whilst Salah averages 7.61 touches per 90 minutes.
According to Transfermarkt, the winger is worth £22.5 million, which would be an ideal price for Liverpool.
While Antony has impressed in brief appearances, a transfer may not be conceivable in the near future due to Ajax's aversion to selling their greatest asset in January.
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On the same Analysing Anfield podcast, Josh Williams stated, "I don't think a transfer will happen very soon because he is still signed to Ajax for another four years.
I don't think anything will happen anytime soon. But as a player that Liverpool will be watching and keeping an eye on, he'll undoubtedly be included since he appears to be a promising youngster.
With Antony's genuine potential impossible to assess, Liverpool will have to be cautious about signing players from the Eredivisie.
"One of the difficult things about picking up a guy from the Eredvisie is having that question about whether they are good enough," Williams remarked. If you look at the players who have come over the years, who has been a success, has anyone?"
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