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Copa America stars Liverpool could target

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The latest episode of The Daily Red Podcast, hosted by Dave Hendrick, delves into the current state of Liverpool FC, transfer rumors and notable performances in the Copa America. Despite the summer lull in major football activity, Hendrick provides a fascinating analysis of potential transfer targets and evaluates Liverpool’s existing squad.

Current state of Liverpool FC

Dave Hendrick opens the podcast by acknowledging the slow start to the summer transfer window for Liverpool, noting that “nothing really starts until July.” While other Premier League clubs are making moves, Liverpool’s transfer activity remains quiet. Hendrick discusses possible exits for several players, including “Sepp van den Berg, Fabio Carvalho, Tyler Morton, Luis Diaz and Nat Phillips.”

In terms of current performances, he highlights two Liverpool players in action during the Copa America. Luis Diaz delivered a mixed performance, with Hendrick humorously noting, “Luis Diaz got a great clip for social media and then stunk the rest of the match.” On the other hand, Alisson Becker had a quiet match: “Alisson spent his evening scratching his ass because he had nothing to do.”

Copa America talent evaluation

To pass the time during the transfer break, Hendrick meticulously analyzes Copa America players who could be of interest to Liverpool. He starts in Group A, which includes Argentina, Peru, Chile and Canada. Although he realistically rules out several top talents such as Lionel Messi and Julian Alvarez, he shows interest in players like Lautaro Martinez and Enzo Fernandez, saying: “I would take Lautaro Martinez hands down” and “I would still put Enzo in a double turn to take. .”

Hendrick continues his assessment of other groups, identifying promising talent from each team. From Group B he points to “Ismael Kone from Watford”, who he describes as a “big powerful midfielder” who had a “really good season”. He also shows interest in players like “Dario Osario from Chile” and “Jonathan David from Canada.”

Moving into Group C, Hendrick names Ecuador’s ‘Piero Hincapie’ and ‘Moises Caicedo’ as notable candidates. For Group D, he highlights several Uruguayan players and emphasizes: “I would definitely take Ronald Araujo and Manuel Ugarte.”

Transfer speculation and club needs

In addition to his Copa America analysis, Hendrick discusses Liverpool’s specific transfer needs. He suggests Liverpool could benefit from signing versatile players who can fill multiple roles. For example, he praises “Yunus Musah from the US” for his versatility and potential, saying, “You could mold him into whatever you want him to be.”

Hendrick also addresses the club’s need for a strong midfield presence, advocating the acquisition of players like “Manuel Ugarte” to “complement and rotate with Alexis Mac Allister.” He emphasizes the importance of a strong selection to meet the challenges of a long season.

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