Gerrard names the Spurs player he would like at Liverpool

Annette Crawford
February 18, 2018

Liverpool are monitoring Victor Wanyama's current situation at Tottenham amid concerns over Emre Can's future on Meyerside, according to the Daily Mail.

Joining Spurs in 2016 from Southampton Kenya International has been failing to receiving proper minutes in pitch under Mauricio Pochettino this season.

Liverpool have lacked a good holding midfielder, not in terms of passing, but in terms of breaking the play and the Kenyan could be the missing piece of the jigsaw.

A move away from Tottenham could be ideal for Wanyama, as a player of his quality should earn more game time.

Speaking of what Liverpool need, former midfielder and now a youth team coach, Steven Gerrard highlighted that the Reds need to bring in a midfield monster, 'someone like Wanyama'.

"Emre Can is leaving but Keita is coming in".

Can, 24, has been a regular in Liverpool's midfield recently but missed the first leg of the last-16 Champions League clash with Porto through suspension.

But then again, signing him won't be a walk in the park as Jose Mourinho's Manchester United and Antonio Conte's Chelsea are in the fray as well.

"But Keita is a No 8, Keita is a dribbler, and a runner".

Conte said: "There is a player who is very important for them now, Wanyama. So you can accommodate a Henderson and a Keita".

The 26-year old has started the FA Cup ties against AFC Wimbledon and Newport County but has been used predominantly as a substitute during the eight other games that he has been involved in since returning from a knee injury.

He had been one of the clubs most influential players last season, but has had to make do with a spell on the bench with Eric Dier and Mousa Dembele seemingly the preferred option in midfield.

"I think I appreciate him a little bit more than most people because I played alongside him".

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