Moussa Sissoko has been a revelation during his time at Newcastle United, following his move from French club Toulouse in 2013 for a fee believed to be in the region of £1.5 million. What an unbelievable bargain that has turned out to be for the Tyneside outfit.
The Frenchman has been heavily linked with a move away from St James' Park over the past month after their relegation from the Premier League to the Championship, with his impressive showings for club and country attracting interest from some of Europe's biggest clubs.
The Magpies have been heavily involved in the summer transfer market with recent signings Dwight Gayle, Matz Sels, and Matt Ritchie costing a combined £25 million, and the possible sale of Sissoko could recoup all of that and give them some more money to play with.
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However, with the Mirror reporting that Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez has slapped a £35 million price tag on Sissoko, there will be certain clubs rethinking their interest in the midfielder.
One club that would benefit more than most from having the 26-year-old French international in their side, is Liverpool, and they should not hesitate in making a move.
The Reds have a fine squad of players, but are desperately short in the midfield area of the pitch. They need a powerful box-to-box monster in the mould of Patrick Vieira in his prime, and will not have a better opportunity to sign someone of that ilk than they do now with Sissoko seemingly so readily available.
Sissoko has not even reached his prime yet, and although the price tag is on the large side, Jurgen Klopp should consider splashing the cash on the Frenchman.
He has the unique ability to retrieve the ball in tight spaces in defensive areas and accelerate away with pace, turning defence into attack in the blink of an eye. He would be the perfect acquisition for Klopp, who likes his teams to play a high energy, pressing game, and requires all of his players to be in peak physical condition.
Sissoko has been a consistent performer for Newcastle in the three-and-a-half years he has spent with the club, and his resilience is proven with his tally of 133 appearances for the Magpies during that period.
The former Toulouse star has the ability to turn Liverpool into a far more potent force offensively, whilst providing their back four with an imposing shield when they play tough away fixtures.
His presence in the side would give the likes of Adam Lallana and Philippe Coutinho more of a license to roam, and in doing so, would make them far more effective.
His 40 caps for France are evidence of his undoubted quality, and the Liverpool hierarchy should do everything within their power to bring the Frenchman to Anfield.
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