Amorim Knows Him Well: Liverpool Rejoin Race to Sign “Elite” Matip Replacement in £60m+ Transfer

As Liverpool prepares to replace Jurgen Klopp, they’ll also be on the hunt in the transfer market for a central defender to replace Joel Matip, potentially securing a sought-after player in the process.

In the daunting challenge of succeeding Klopp, Ruben Amorim emerges as a leading candidate. Sporting CP’s impressive boss in Portugal is set to secure a league and cup double, enhancing his credentials. Talks between Liverpool and Amorim are reportedly advancing positively, according to Rudy Galetti.

If Liverpool appoint Amorim, it could clarify their summer transfer targets, particularly favouring players familiar with his system. This could lead to the potential recruitment of a specific central defender.

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As per Football Transfers, Liverpool have reignited their interest in signing Ousmane Diomande from Sporting this summer. Although initially linked in January, they didn’t pursue the interest.

However, they are now reportedly considering triggering the defender’s €80m (£69m) release clause, joining Newcastle United and Chelsea in the pursuit.

Diomande has thrived under Amorim’s management, making him an ideal addition to kickstart the manager’s tenure at Liverpool if a deal is struck by Michael Edwards and Richard Hughes this summer.

“Elite” Ousmane Diomande Can Replace Matip and Much More

At just 20 years old, Diomande may orchestrate one of the standout transfers of the summer, potentially stepping into the shoes of Matip and joining Amorim at Liverpool.

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His familiarity with Amorim’s 3-4-3 system could swiftly integrate him into the starting lineup, offering the Reds a reassuring presence amidst what may prove to be a turbulent start to the season.

League stats 23/24 per 90 (via FBref)Mohamed DiomandeJoel Matip
Progressive Carries0.900.92
Progressive Passes5.333.91
Tackles Won10.69
Pass Completion Rate91.4%87.6%

Last year, Football Talent Scout’s Jacek Kulig described Diomande as an emerging elite talent. Now, Liverpool and Newcastle are set to compete for his signature, recognizing the potential for a significant summer deal.

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Edwards might be eyeing some impactful signings to usher in a fresh chapter at Anfield, and Diomande could fit the bill perfectly, particularly if Amorim is set to lead the Reds at the beginning of the Premier League season.

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