According to reports, Liverpool and Everton compete to sign an Ajax player Mohammed Kudus.
Mohammed Kudus scored twice in Ghana’s 3-2 World Cup triumph against South Korea on Monday. He has been one of Ajax’s star players in 2022–23.
In September, the aggressive midfielder scored for the Eredivisie champions in their 2-1 loss at Anfield. He was demonstrating his versatility by playing in a midfield three or farther forward.
According to reports, Everton made a significant effort to sign Kudus earlier this year; the player even claimed the deal was “very close.”
But now, Liverpool will “battle” the Toffees for the signature of the 22-year-old, claims Mike Verweij of De Telegraaf, a reputable source in the Netherlands.
Kudus’ versatility would appeal to Jurgen Klopp and his coaching staff. This is regardless of whether Liverpool saw him as a player to enhance their midfield or as someone who could play in various places further forward.
Moises Caicedo and Jude Bellingham are two midfielders linked with a recent transfer to Anfield. But there is a case to be made that Liverpool needs extra help in the attack.
Liverpool are likely to go in for Mohammed Kudus
The Reds would undoubtedly benefit from another option in the forward areas. It’s given there are now only five senior attackers at the club, even if Roberto Firmino were to sign a new contract.
Kudus had previously mentioned Thiago as a player whose playing he “liked,” having given the Spaniard a signed shirt earlier in his career.
Many were impressed by his performance against South Korea. And his brace gave Ghana an excellent chance to advance to the round of 16 later this week.
He joined Ajax from the Danish club Nordsjaelland in 2020. Moreover, he is primarily left-footed and has played a variety of positions.
This year, manager Alfred Schreuder has frequently played him in a false nine position similar to that of Roberto Firmino.
In Ghana’s attack against Korea, Kudus stood out on the right flank, where he could enter with his left foot.
His first goal was a firm header at the back post. Moreover, in the second half, he scored the game-winning goal with a well-placed left-footed shot from the right side of the penalty box.