Why Liverpool ahead of Arsenal could be the ideal destination for Max Meyer
Liverpool have joined Arsenal in the race to sign free agent Max Meyer, who used to play for Schalke. The attacking midfielder’s contract expired this summer and he is free to move elsewhere. Although the 22-year-old German was left out of the World Cup squad after a relatively underwhelming season, he is a quality player who probably needs a change of team to get back to his best.
With Liverpool still unsure about the Nabil Fekir deal, and Arsenal pretty much stacked in the attacking midfield department, it will sensible for the player to move to Merseyside instead of London. Meyer is a fantastic player who can play in several positions across the midfield, making him a great option for Jurgen Klopp.
Here’s the required information about the player and why Liverpool will be an ideal destination for him.
Player Analysis – Max Meyer
Age – 22
Main Position – Midfield (centre, left or attacking mid)
Meyer is a technically-gifted individual who used to play Futsal as a youngster, which has made him extremely strong while in possession. He is one of the best creative midfielders in the Bundesliga and his playing style is similar to that of Mesut Ozil’s, in terms of guile and fabricating goalscoring chances when nothing seems possible.
The German is confident with both feet and utilizes his low centre of gravity to turn defenders around in a flash. He has a pass accuracy of 86.43% and a key pass rate of 1.1 per game in the past three seasons, epitomizing his consistency and incisiveness.
The 22-year-old possesses the required work-rate which will be welcomed by the Liverpool manager. He will add an unpredictability to the forward line and the club’s attacking players would love to feed on his persistent through balls.
There are certain areas for Meyer to improve, notably his involvement in the game without possession. However, Klopp is the kind of manager who loves to take an under-process player and turn him into a world-beater. So, it will make sense for the German to work under a boss like him and not move to Arsenal, where he only will be a bit-part player.
Stats Courtesy – Whoscored.com