Liverpool FC Urged To Make Move To Sign Raphinha From Leeds United By Stan Collymore

Stan Stan Collymore called for Liverpool FC to get into the race to sign Raphinha from Leeds United this summer..

The Reds have made three signings this summer while Jurgen Klopp looks to develop a squad that can go one better in the next Premier League title race.

Liverpool FC have concluded deals for Darwin Nunez, Calvin Ramsay and Fabio Carvalho this season, with Sadio Mane, Loris Karius and Divock Origi, a few of the players who left Anfield in the off-season.

The future of Raphinha at Leeds United continues to be a hot topic recently, with Arsenal rumoured to be interested in signing him this summer.

FC Barcelona and Chelsea FC have likewise been credited with an interest in the 25-year-old Brazilian as the racing heats in place for his signature ahead of next season.

With Mane leaving Anfield to join Bayern Munich and Mohamed Salah’s future still uncertain at Liverpool FC, former Reds star Collymore urged the Merseyside club to think about a move to sign Raphinha ahead of next season.

Talking in an interview cited by the Daily Mirror, Collymore stated: “My message to Liverpool is,’ Go on, get within there as well as get him, and future evidence of the chance of Salah departing in a season.

“If Jurgen Klopp is able to demonstrate to the youngster the way to play with much more tactical discipline, the Reds have one hell of a possible threat down the left or right with a promise of goals in case he remains high up the pitch,” he said.

“I take a look at Chelsea and believe they’re all right for that type of player, they’ve excellent players left and right. Many people believe that he can provide you with the same WOW factor as Eden Hazard if you work on developing his skills.

“But I do not view him being an automatic pick there. He would go there and play in the same vein as he does at Leeds, where I do not believe he’s as tactically aware as I would like him to be, the majority of what he does is off the cuff.

However if you look at Klopp and what he did with Salah and Sadio Mane, he can do exactly the same with Raphinha.

How tactically aware was Mane when he arrived at Liverpool? You could also ask the same question of Salah. Certainly, he scored goals with Roma and he possesses that crazy pace, though he still required improving to be a much better goal scorer in the Premier League.

“With Salah within the final season of his contract, and there is nothing for now saying he’s likely to go, you wonder whether Klopp’s uncanny knack for dealing with gifted sidemen may appeal to Raphinha,” he said.

In the past season, Raphinha 11 goals and produced three assists in 35 Premier League matches for Leeds United as he helped them stay away from relegation..