Former Liverpool midfielder Jason McAteer has urged Jurgen Klopp to sign Chelsea ace N’Golo Kante to complete the final piece of his Anfield ‘jigsaw’.
McAteer, who made 100 league appearances for the Reds from 1995–1999, believes the Frenchman is the player who would take the European champions to even greater heights.
“Kante is definitely one of the final pieces in Jurgen Klopp’s jigsaw,” he told the Racing Post.
“The role of the holding midfielder has developed in modern times and Liverpool boast one of the best in the business in Fabinho.
“He took time to settle at Anfield but was taken out of the team and given time on the training ground and has now slotted back in seamlessly.
“He just gets it, gives it and doesn’t do anything flamboyant, though it took him a while to learn the role.
“And that’s exactly what he’s doing. His awareness of danger is fantastic.
“He and N’Golo Kante at Chelsea are the two best players in the Premier League playing that role.”
World Cup winner Kante netted against Liverpool when Chelsea lost 2-1 at Stamford Bridge in September.
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Klopp’s men are unbeaten in the Premier league and are currently six points clear of second-placed Manchester City as they look for their first title since 1990.
And whether the German needs needs another midfielder is a difficult question, as he also has Naby Keita, James Milner, Gigi Wijnaldum, Jordan Henderson and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain among his central midfield options.
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