Klopp has already shown how January signing fits into Liverpool 2.0 Opinion

Klopp has already shown how January signing fits into Liverpool 2.0

Klopp has already shown how January signing fits into Liverpool 2.0

Andre has been heavily linked with a move to Liverpool and they are now in the lead as the January transfer window draws closer and closer.

Fabinho's move to the Saudi Pro League laid bare Liverpool's options in the no.6 role but Klopp and his players have made things work without a natural play-breaker anyway.

It's made for ugly viewing at times, but they're making it work.

Heading for the the Europa League knockout stage, into the Carabao Cup quarter-final and just one points off first place in the Premier League sets the Reds up for a thrilling season.

Liverpool 2.0 is going extremely well and it could get better if Andre is signed.

Reports suggest the Brazilian may have already agreed personal terms with Liverpool as the January transfer window beckons.

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A new report also states that Fluminense will accept bids worth £30 million after the Reds took the lead in the Premier League race to secure his signature.

With many fans dreaming of how he could fit into the Reds lineup, we looked at how the Liverpool starting eleven would look like if he completed a move to Merseyside.

Now, we look at how suited he is to Jurgen Klopp's side.

What are Andre's strengths?

The Brazilian is very well-rounded with his ball-winning talents coupled with his accurate passing combining to make a truly classy player.

Andre has averaged a 94% pass completion rate over the last year, attempting around 75 passes per game, according to Fbrefs.

This is exactly what you want from your defensive midfielder. Much like centre-backs, they're supposed to average high pass completion rates and Andre does not disappoint in this regard.

Not only is he accurate with his passing, Andre also ensures he is advancing play, averaging 341.27 yards per 90 with his progressive passes.

Given the explosive nature of Liverpool's attacking style, having someone like Andre to win the ball back and immediately launch attacks is no doubt something that appeals to Klopp.

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Defensively, Andre is a powerhouse.

He might only be 5 foot 9 but that doesn't hold him back from being a very effective no.6.

The stat that stands out to me is that he ranks in the 96th percentile for the percentage of dribblers he tackles per game. With 60% of these challenges won, he would be a massive upgrade on Mac Allister in this role.

Go to Fbrefs for Andre's full scout report.

What are Andre's weaknesses?

Andre's height, while not being a massive issue, will make it harder to compete in the Premier League.

The midfielder wins just one aerial duel every two or so games, via Fbrefs, which is not exceptional.

Winning aerial duels consistently is one of the simplest ways for Premier League teams to gain an advantage.

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Of course, with Virgil van Dijk at the back, this may not be a massive issue anywhere except the middle of the pitch.

That said, Liverpool's counter pressing might be able to minimise the risks.

It's not a weakness, per se, but Andre does enjoy his dribbling and can occasion be guilty of being caught in possession.

That said, it's a coachable weakness and one that Andre will quickly become aware of given the lack of time players have on the ball in the Premier League.

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