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Who is Liverpool target Yevhen Konoplyanka?

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With all of the heavy coverage on the subject and solid evidence, I thought we could take a look at the latest and seemingly near-done target of Liverpool's that is Ukrainian winger Yevhen Konoplyanka.

Currently playing his football in his homeland of Ukraine for high-flyers in their league Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, Konoplyanka is by far one of the very best in the country.

He is naturally a left-sided forward (winger) with a mean shot and fantastic vision, but has the versatility to play the opposite wing and even a center-forward position as either a striker or a playmaker very convincingly. He tends to cut-in from the wing and take blistering shots with his powerful right peg, although he is comfortable using his left to pass, cross and dribble his way around defenders too.

As well as being a goal-threat, he is also a selfless team player. He can spot and find teammates from many angles and pick out a flawless pass and lethal crosses on a regular basis, this proven with his hugely impressive pass-success rate of 85% in the games he has played so far this season.

Consistency is also his game, delivering a top-notch performance day in, day out. This shows in his stats this season which are nine goals and six assists in just 23 appearances for his club, bearing in mind this is all from the wing. This acknowledged by his country as he has been a starter for the Ukraine national team for the last four years, many may remember how he terrorised England's defence in September of 2012 scoring an almighty long-shot helping his team to take a point away from Wembley.

It's no secret the quality he possesses, not only being recognised by his national side but along the years picking up Ukrainian Footballer of the Year three times (2010, 2012, 2013), the Most Popular Player of Ukraine 2012 and even earned his place in the UEFA Europa League Team of the Year 2012.

He would fit quite nicely in Brendan Rodgers' side at Anfield as Liverpool do favour a three-attack formation most of the time, if not a number 10 role in attacking midfield pulling the strings of play up forward. He would add to the feared attack of the Merseyside giants, giving the opponents someone else to worry about.

All of this at only 24 is quite an achievement and that is without being surrounded by the quality that he will be in Liverpool. Only constantly rising in value and getting better all the time there's no guessing how much of a huge player he could become for the Reds and in the Premier League.

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