KEY POINTS

  • Liverpool has been linked to Adama Traore in recent weeks
  • Liverpool is confident Traore would fit in with Mo Salah and Sadio Mane
  • Liverpool's analysis also states Traore is Jurgen Klopp's most intriguing prospect

Liverpool’s recent analysis has suggested that its “most intriguing” prospect would fit in well with Jurgen Klopp’s system, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.

The Reds are still celebrating their victory, but recent reports claimed that Salah and Sane are drawing interest from other clubs. However, Liverpool is reportedly keen on keeping their dynamic duo. In fact, the Premier League champs even suggested that their top prospect, Adama Traore, would suit Klopp’s style and the attacking approach of Salah and Mane.

Liverpool.com recently revealed a thorough analysis of how the Reds could benefit from Traore. According to the analysis, the Wolves star may not instantly look like a perfect match for the current Liverpool lineup. However, the club considers Traore as Klopp’s “most intriguing” prospect.

The club’s official website reported that Traore’s expected goal average this season could be around 0.09, with a shot accuracy of just 26%. Though this number doesn’t overwhelm the Reds, the champions are quite confident Traore could improve with a different system.

Digging deeper to Traore’s style of playing, Liverpool already sees him playing as a right-winger. The website further revealed that adding Traore might seem like nothing at first glance, but he could surprise opponents once a shift in play involving Salah and Mane occurs.

“It would mean Liverpool could keep Mane on the left while shifting Salah into a centre-forward role. It might seem like nothing but when the Reds switch to a 4-2-3-1, all three of their attacking players shift positions and both full-backs have to get used to different players being ahead of then. Traore gives Liverpool options in attack and in midfield. He’s not the most obvious addition but he could be the most intriguing one from a Klopp perspective,” the analysis on Liverpool.com read.

Salah the saviour: Mohamed Salah scored twice to spare Liverpool's blushes against Salzburg Salah, Mane and Fabinho are Liverpool's vital members Photo: AFP / Paul ELLIS

Former  Chelsea defender Jason Cundy agrees with Liverpool’s analysis. In a recent interview with Talksport (via Goal.com), Cundy said Traore is good enough for the  Champions League and definitely has the right set of skills that could benefit Liverpool and even Manchester City.

“He can drop deep, he can travel with the ball, he’s incredibly strong, his footwork is excellent with the ball and without the ball, the way he moves the ball, his pace, his strength,” Cundy said of Traore.

“I think he’s good enough to put him in Liverpool, you could put him in City and not only would he not look out of place, I think he could get to a place where he could actually demand a first-team place,” he added.