Another blow for Liverpool as long-time midfield target may seem difficult to sign
Liverpool have been handed another blow as their long-time target, Ryan Gravenberch has his future up in speculation.
It is reported that Liverpool might find it difficult to sign the midfielder after Tuchel’s appointment as Bayern’s coach. As per reports, Gravenberch along with Mount and Mac Allister have been rated highly by Klopp.
It was also previously rumoured that the 21-year-old was keen on a move to Anfield after being disappointed due to a lack of playtime.
The ex-Ajax man has only 1 goal and assist after making most of his appearances in a substitute role. He has been linked to Liverpool but Manchester United have also been reportedly interested in the player. Moreover, Klopp had monitored Ryan before joining Bayern from Ajax in 2022 summer.
Signing Gravenberch might be difficult for Liverpool: journalist
Speaking to Football FanCast, journalist Jacobs has suggested that Gravenberch may now be more likely to stay at Bayern Munich due to Tuchel.
“Ryan Gravenberch is another interesting one because Liverpool have had a historical interest in the player. I actually think Gravenberch, to a large degree, is prepared for a new challenge.
But some of that was born out of the fact that things didn’t work out for him and Bayern playing under Julian Nagelsmann and the two didn’t quite share the same football philosophy and I think that Nagelsmann at times got frustrated because he felt that Gravenberch maybe showed a bit of a lack of awareness and defensive discipline off the ball at times.
Now that Nagelsmann is gone, the situation is in Thomas Tuchel and Bayern’s hands and Bayern’s intent is still to keep Gravenberch. For anything to happen this summer, it either would need the player to make an almighty push to try and drive himself out of the club, or it would need Tuchel and Bayern to change their mind and Liverpool know that.
So their admiration of the player is no secret, which is why we can, to a degree, link him with Liverpool and they tried of course, before he ended up moving to Bayern as well, but that is a much harder one to pull off at this stage because Tuchel and Bayern would ideally like to keep Gravenberch at the club.”
Could the Reds get their man?
Even though it might be difficult, it might not be completely out of the box for Liverpool. Gravenberch, who has been hailed as elite, is an extremely gifted technician.
The 21-year-old has maintained a pass accuracy of 89.9% in the Bundesliga this term. This shows his ability to be effective in possession.
Also, Liverpool are in the market for fresh legs in the engine room. Gravenberch would be a great candidate in midfield, who would offer the perfect balance. He would offer plenty of composure in the middle of the park for Liverpool.
It is now to be seen what further twists are in this transfer saga.