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|Posté le: Mer 30 Mai - 07:14 (2018) Sujet du message: Well done Klopp – Despite the stats, Liverpool’s £91.75m mid
|Well done Klopp – Despite the stats, Liverpool’s £91.75m midfield duo is better than Manchester United
| sbo666 On Monday, Liverpool announced the signing of Fabinho from AS Monaco. The Brazilian has arrived for £39m and became Liverpool’s second signing of the summer transfer window, with Naby Keita having already been signed for £52.75m. Highly versatile, Fabinho is a strong defensive midfielder capable of playing in central defence and also as a full-back. The 24-year-old was one of the stars in Monaco’s famous 2016/17 title-winning campaign.
Jurgen Klopp has made a strong start to the summer transfer window by signing Fabinho and while he would still be keen to add more players to strengthen his squad, the German will finally acquire the services of Naby Keita in July. Keita is an all-action midfielder capable of dominating the middle of the park with his passing and crossing abilities. The Guinea international has been an influential player in Leipzig’s rise in Europe in the last couple of years.
A defensive midfielder in Fabinho and a midfield enforcer in Keita, Klopp has made a statement of intent that he is ready to go all guns blazing to challenge Manchester City next season. Just like Klopp’s Liverpool, Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United will also be raring to go and challenge City for the title. While Mourinho is yet to sign a player in the transfer window, he has good quality in the midfield despite Michael Carrick’s retirement and Marouane Fellaini’s reluctance to extend his contract. sbo666
United have two strong midfielders in Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic – the two pillars who have endured contrasting seasons. While Matic has enjoyed a fantastic debut season at Old Trafford, Pogba has blown hot and cold. Without further ado, let us have a statistical comparison between Matic-Pogba and Fabinho-Keita as to which club will have a stronger midfield next season.
After a steady first campaign back at Old Trafford, there is no doubting that Pogba has improved immensely this time around. The only problem has been his consistency. Matic, on the other hand, has done the defensive shielding to great effect – the job for which Mourinho signed him from Chelsea. When it comes to successful passes, Pogba and Matic have made a combined 3470 passes. While Fabinho and Keita are yet to play together at Liverpool, their joint passes sum up to 2385. Also, Pogba and Matic enjoy a better pass completion rate – 85% and 88% respectively; Fabinho has 87% and Keita has 81%. sbo666