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Liverpool's main problem, and 3 possible summer solutions

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Published Mar 09, 2019
Mar 09, 2019 IST

#3 Isco

The playmaker would be a perfect addition to Jurgen Klopp
The playmaker would be a perfect addition to Jurgen Klopp's side

Having won 3 Champions League titles in a row and starting in the 2017 final victory over Juventus, it's hard to believe the situation Isco is facing at Real Madrid this season, regularly failing to make the squad, let alone the starting 11.

It's hard to see the playmaker not pushing for a move this summer as he seems to have a terrible relationship with current manager Santiago Solari, making just 5 La Liga starts. Isco failed to even make the squad for recent losses to Ajax and Barcelona and has seemingly had enough, publicly saying:

" when you don't enjoy the same opportunities as your team-mates, things change."

Competing against the likes of Luka Modrić and Toni Kroos, Isco has never been an undisputed starter and as such he has never been able to put up huge numbers. Last season, he did score 7 and made 7 assists in just 21 league starts, showing the quality is there. He also has a very impressive 12 goals in 34 games for Spain, where he has played a more prominent role.

At this stage of his career, Isco is likely to be fed up with his rotation role and would relish being an undisputed starter at Liverpool

. Playing week in, week out, a tally of double digits for both goals and assists seems very possible, with him only narrowly missing out on this feat, playing a rotation role.

Madrid look likely to spend big in the summer, having been knocked out of Europe by Ajax and being 12 points of Barca in La Liga. Isco may be sold to raise funds for the rebuild. Liverpool have an opportunity to sign a player, who has regularly shown glimpses of being world-class, for a cut-price fee. Isco would be likely to operate as a number 10, playing behind the front 3. His role in Klopp's system would mainly be linking midfield to attack and creating goalscoring chances.

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