Liverpool hold talks over signing Paulo Dybala from Juventus


Liverpool is looking to strengthen their attack with the signing of Paulo Dybala.

According to the Metro, Dybala could be heading to Anfield after Jurgen Klopp looks to add more depth to his squad.

Diogo Jota has been incredible since his signing whereas Firmino is turning 30 years old and Mane is out of form. Dybala has attracted attention from many clubs but he can be excellent in Klopp’s set-up.

Paulo can play out wide or as a second striker in a 4-2-3-1 formation for Liverpool.

Dybala’s current contract with Juventus is set to expire this summer after which he will be available for free.

Paulo Dybala vs Roberto Firmino. Who will Klopp play for Liverpool?

Paulo is certainly an excellent target for Liverpool because he can fit in their set-up. However, his signing would imply that Firmino will have to step up his game.

Both are different types of players but Dybala offers something which Liverpool lacks. The Scousers do not score many goals from long range whereas Dybala has scored 25 times from outside the box. ( Source: Understat)

Liverpool has scored more goals from set-pieces which Trent is very good at.

 Firmino offers more defensively and plays more through balls to penetrate the defence line. Paulo on the other hand likes to dribble more and puts in quality crosses. Not much separates Dybala from Firmino because they have similar passing stats, progressive passes, attempts in the final third.

Paulo stands out because of his great dribbling ability which is an additional asset for Liverpool.

Is the Dybala to Liverpool deal unrealistic?

Dybala has had his fair share of injuries after featuring for only 60 minutes of league games since 2015.

Another hurdle is the financial barrier because Paulo will be seeking a huge salary. FSG will allocate a huge chunk of their wage bill on a new contract for Mohamed Salah.

Liverpool’s wage bill.

The barriers are not unrealistic but both the team and Dybala will have to adjust to make the deal.

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