Anfield hero says he really wouldn’t want Manchester United man at Liverpool

Speaking on ESPN, Liverpool legend Steve Nicol has been discussing the Reds’ summer rebuild and what he would do if he had £250m to spend at Anfield at the end of the season.

Nicol, unsurprisingly, said that he would like to sign the likes of Jude Bellingham and Moises Caicedo to the Reds, also stating that he wouldn’t mind having a defensive-minded right-back through the gate.

However, Nicol had trouble coming up with a name, stating that many defensive right-backs are not good enough in the future, citing Manchester United’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka as an example.

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Wan-Bissaka is not good enough

Nicol discussed the idea of ​​signing Wan-Bissaka to Liverpool.



“What happens with a right back who wants to defend?” Nicholas was asked.

“That would be a smart move, but there aren’t many of them these days, right-backs who can defend, I’m trying to think of one. Dalot, no, Wan-Bissaka no. If you’re talking about one-on-one defense, Wan-Bissaka is really good, he’s as good as anyone, but he has two left feet, so you don’t get anything forward,” Nicol said.

Getting better

Say what you will about Wan-Bissaka’s attacking abilities, it seems that he has really improved in that area in recent months.

While not Dani Alves, he has shown much more willingness to move forward under Erik Ten Hag, and while he hasn’t been racking up assists, he can contribute in the final third.

He would help Liverpool in the defensive third far more than Trent Alexander-Arnold has in recent months, but then again, that’s not saying much considering the England international has been sidelined for quite some time.

Nicol doesn’t want Wan-Bissaka in Liverpool, but perhaps the Reds could use a defender like him.

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