Lucas Paqueta is the 21-year-old midfielder Liverpool fans want to sign in January

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Very few teams in world football can match Liverpool when it comes to attacking with pace.

In fact, only Premier League champions Manchester City can say they play with the same level of ferocity going forward.

But in terms of defending in numbers and 'gegenpressing', which has been made famous by Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool are really in a league of their own.

When Klopp's side lose the ball they immediately look to win it back by applying intense pressure on their opponents, rather than sit back and bide their time.

From defence to attack Liverpool's players hustle and bustle and it's what makes them so hard to play against nowadays, both in the Premier League and Champions League.

Players like Andy Robertson, Georginio Wijnaldum and Roberto Firmino encapsulate Klopp's philosophy by tirelessly pressing the opposition.

Firmino, for example, is an fantastic goalscorer and link-up player, but what makes him such a unique striker is the way he closes down defenders.

Flamengo v Vasco da Gama - Brasileirao Series A 2018

It's why Liverpool fans adore him and now it seems they've found another potential signing who would perfectly fit their style of play.

Introducing 21-year-old Flamengo and Brazil midfielder Lucas Paqueta, who has been making waves recently with his impressive performances just behind the striker.

According to Brazilian source Globo Esporte, Paqueta will be sold by Flamengo in January for just £27m.

And after watching the below video of the indefatigable youngster closing down opponents for a solid 30 seconds, Liverpool fans want Klopp to splash the cash.

Wow. Paqueta failed to win the ball back and reacted angrily at the end of the video when his teammates didn't support him, but it's no wonder Liverpool fans are so interested.

A number of European heavyweights are said to be interested in signing Paqueta and there's no doubt Liverpool should be one of those teams.

Paqueta is clearly a very exciting young talent and under Klopp he could develop into a fearsome attacking midfielder.

Roberto Firmino
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