Moussa Diaby continued his electric start into the new Bundesliga season on Saturday, and we think he may have caught the eye at Liverpool.
The Frenchman got a goal and an assist as Bayer Leverkusen easily knocked out Borussia Mönchengladbach in a 4-0 beating.
This follows his goal against Union Berlin on Matchday 1.
His assist against Gladbach was remarkable, as he advanced with the ball down the right flank, before giving the start to Patrick Schick to finish from outside the box.
Diaby made his fortune with his goal, as his half volley from inside the box took a deflection that caught Yann Sommer in the goal. Still, he was still in a fantastic position in the box, which shows his excellent match intelligence.
He’s been threatening to explode for several years now, but the 22-year-old is finally doing it this season.
Although he managed an impressive 11 assists in the last campaign, he is already halfway to reaching his total of four goals.
We believe Liverpool should take a step for him this summer before his price hikes dramatically in the coming months.
Diaby is absolutely perfect for Liverpool
We know Liverpool want to sign a new striker this year. Yet they will only be able to do this if they sell Xherdan Shaqiri first.
If they manage to unload deadwood, then Diaby is exactly the type of player the club should be looking for.
Diaby is a left-handed winger capable of playing on both sides. He has most often played on the left for Leverkusen, but started the first two games of this season on the right.
That means he could come this summer and cover both flanks, before finally succeeding Mohamed Salah on the right.
His creative numbers were excellent when featured on the left. But we think his move to the other wing could see his number of goals increase this season.
If the first two games are to go, we’ll be right.
Considering Leverkusen signed him from PSG for £ 13.5million in 2019, Diaby could get very expensive. But we think it would be worth it.
His underlying numbers suggest he is going to become a superstar, so it would be worth the risk of paying big for him next week.
He is exactly the type of profile Liverpool adore, so don’t be surprised if we hear links developing before the transfer window closes.
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