The Frenchman is currently enjoying his best season yet at Barca, putting the injury problems that plagued him early in his Camp Nou career behind him.
Dembele’s directness is perfect for the Reds’ way of playing
According to John Barnes, Ousmane Dembele is a perfect fit for Liverpool. He has urged the Reds to sign the Barca winger this summer. The Frenchman is currently enjoying his best season yet at Barca, putting the injury problems that plagued him early in his Camp Nou career behind him. Barnes was among those who have drawn attention to the Frenchman’s resurgence, and he believes the gifted attacker would be the perfect addition to Jurgen Klopp’s ranks at Anfield when the transfer window reopens. “One player that I think can make it at Liverpool is Ousmane Dembele,” the former Liverpool star told reporters. “Dembele would fit right into the front because his directness is perfect for Liverpool’s way of playing.”
Liverpool would be interested in that type of player
“Of all the players associated with Liverpool, he is a player that fans should be excited about. If he wants to continue playing for the biggest clubs like Barcelona, Liverpool is the right team for him. He’s a player that fits the way Liverpool plays, and I think Liverpool would be interested in that type of player”. When asked if the way could be cleared for Dembele to join Liverpool with the potential exit of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane or Roberto Firmino, Barnes added: “I see no reason for any of the top three to leave because they like Liverpool and things are going well. I don’t think there is a reason any of the three front need to feel like they have to leave to realise their ambitions because they won the league and the Champions League, so it’s hard to say what they want more.”
“In terms of the potential to be successful, they won’t get it much better anywhere else, and it’s just a question of whether they think they want a new challenge. Some of them are approaching 28/29, and sometimes the players move on.” Dembele has played a vital role in Barca’s bid to reassert themselves as Spain’s best team during this time under Ronald Koeman. The 23-year-old has contributed ten goals and four assists to the Blaugrana’s cause across 36 outings in all competitions, including a crucial last-minute against Real Valladolid on Monday. That 1-0 win saw Barcelona move within one point of Atletico Madrid at the top of LaLiga, and they also have a Copa Del Rey final against Athletic Club to look forward to next month.