Liverpool legend Steve Nicol has urged the Reds to to sign Fiorentina midfielder Sofyan Amrabat following his exploits for Morocco in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.The combative midfielder was a key factor behind the Atlas Lions’ sensational run to the FIFA World Cup semifinals, becoming the first African team to do so. The 26-year-old, who helped Walid Regragui’s side finish fourth in the World Cup, has attracted interest from a host of top clubs across Europe.
Nicol, who represented Liverpool for most of his playing career, has asked his former club to sign Amrabat, who would be an upgrade on Naby Keita, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and James Milner. Nicol told ESPN:
“You look at Liverpool and what they have available in the middle of the park. He is kind of head and shoulders above what they have got.”
“We are looking at Naby Keita, who is never going to do it at Liverpool now. What else have we got? We have the OX. James Milner. I mean, come on!”
The Reds’ poor start to the 2022-23 season can be largely attributed to their midfield woes, as they have lacked both creativity and steel in the middle of the park. Both Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have a poor history with injuries, while Juventus loanee Arthur Melo has also struggled with injury problems.Amrabat, 26, showcased his quality in the 2022 FIFA World Cup with his excellent tackling and interceptions. He’s contracted to Fiorentina till the summer of 2024, but the Serie A side could choose to cash in on him, considering the interest he’s generating.The Violets are having a disappointing campaign, finding themselves tenth in the Serie A standings. Amrabat has, howeverm impressed in the middle of the park, making 20 appearances across competitions.
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