Liverpool signing Isco will bridge the gap between them and the elite

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With their exceptional ball control, creative passes and skillful finishes, Spanish playmakers have never ceased to be a joy to watch.

More importantly, they are experts at reading the game, which always makes them the metronome and the “brain” of their respective teams.

Therefore, from a British football point of view, we were more than happy to see midfield masters David Silva, Juan Mata and Santi Cazorla arrive in Premier League.


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But, for Liverpool supporters, it was also rather disappointing to watch their side having never shown any determination or desire to fight for any of them despite the relatively low fees paid for the immense talent they possess.

Right now, another phenomenal Spanish playmaker Isco - who hasn't truly settled since joining Real Madrid in 2013 - is on the edge of becoming available.

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Having witnessed what a crucial and indispensable role the aforementioned brilliant midfielders played in their side’s success in various competitions, will Liverpool continue to stand still and allow their rivals to snatch the Spaniard to further widen the gap between them and the top?

The truth is, as other England’s elite clubs went on and obtained their second “brain”: Manchester United with Ander Herrera, Arsenal with its maestro Mesut Ozil, Chelsea with Oscar and Man City with Kevin De Bruyne, Liverpool are still relying on its only top class attacking midfielder, Philippe Coutinho. Expecting him to lead the team and produce all the goods every single match throughout the season without any injury is incredibly unrealistic.

Therefore, it comes as no surprise when the amazing Brazilian isn't on the pitch or simply out of form, the Merseyside outfit are generally slow, boring and bereft of creativity.

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The recent frustrating results have conclusively proved the current Liverpool side is still well away from being a squad Jurgen Klopp can be confident with.

On the other hand, the Real Madrid man Isco is a more reliable finisher than Adam Lallana, a more experienced and intelligent winger than Jordon Ibe and better technically than Roberto Firmino, has all the potential to join Coutinho to give Liverpool a “dual-core” attacking line.

The 23-year-old is never short of admirers. The Reds surely won’t find themselves alone in the race of landing the midfielder and they are certainly not the most appealing side for the prodigy.

If Jurgen Klopp and Co. are not quick or determined enough, they will soon find out Isco is a miss that they can’t afford.

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Steven Gerrard
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Real Madrid

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