LIVERPOOL should replace Georginio Wijnaldum with Brighton’s Yves Bissouma this summer, according to John Barnes.
The Reds look set to lose their Dutch midfielder, whose contract expires at the end of the season.
Yves Bissouma has impressed for BrightonCredit: AFP
John Barnes has had his say on Liverpool’s midfieldCredit: Getty
Liverpool have a number of other midfielders vying for position, including Naby Keita, Thiago Alcantara, Jordan Henderson and Curtis Jones.
But Barnes, 57, thinks they should go out and sign Seagulls star Bissouma.
The former England star told BonusCode Bets: “Yves Bissouma has the ability to play at a team like Liverpool.
“He could fill what Jurgen Klopp wants from the three midfield players.
“He is strong defensively, he works hard, he plays the ball quickly and every now and then when he needs to dribble, as much as we don’t speak about Brighton, you know he can do it, because he has [in the past].
“Of all the players playing in England, that could fit the template of Liverpool’s midfield three, he is one of them.
“He looks like Georginio Wijnaldum, although he doesn’t attack as much as Gini, because Brighton plays a different style of football, when Bissouma wants to he can.
Georginio Wijnaldum is expected to leave Liverpool this summerCredit: Reuters
“He is 24 and young, he would be a great fit.”
Bissouma joined Brighton from Lille back in 2018, and has impressed on the South Coast.
The Malian has since made 89 appearances, impressing at the heart of Graham Potter’s midfield.
His excellent performances are also believed to have alerted Arsenal, who reportedly ‘made contact’ with his representatives last month.
John Barnes was speaking to BonusCodeBets
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