Why Liverpool must go all out to sign Dani Olmo
Liverpool suffered their first loss of the season when an Eden Hazard wonder goal knocked them out of the Carabao Cup. It was not Liverpool’s first XI as the likes of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Andrew Robertson and Alisson were rested.
However, there were some big names on the pitch like Daniel Sturridge, Sadio Mane and Xherdan Shaqiri. Sturridge, who is Firmino’s backup, didn’t have the best of games. Yes, he scored a great overhead kick but missed several guilt-edged opportunities.
This is the problem with Liverpool right now. They have certainly increased the depth of their squad but do they have real quality on the bench? Players like Sturridge have had a wretched record of injuries over the past few years and that’s clearly not what Klopp needs right now.
Younger players with more desire and hunger are needed at the club – someone who will force the first-team players to perform even better. A recent Sky Sports report has linked Croatian winger Dani Olmo with a move to Liverpool.
Olmo is a 20-year-old winger who plays for Croatian giants Dinamo Zagreb. Olmo is Spanish by birth and came through Barcelona’s La Masia academy and has even represented Spain at the U15 and U16 levels. But in 2014, he moved to Zagreb in search of more games with the senior team.
Regular football has helped in the youngster’s development as he scored 9 goals and set up 6 more to help crown his club as Croatian champions last year. He has continued his impressive form this season as well, scoring 3 goals and assisting two more in 11 games across all competitions.
Although there could be numerous clubs chasing him, Olmo will definitely grow well under Klopp, who has a rich history of giving young players a chance to go and express themselves on the pitch.