Liverpool have been linked with a move for Chelsea’s Mason Mount in recent months, and it’s easy to see why. Mount has emerged as one of Chelsea’s most promising young talents and has impressed both on the domestic and international stage.
If Liverpool were to sign Mount, there are several areas of the team that he could significantly improve. Here are three key areas where he could make a big impact:
One of Liverpool’s trademarks under Jurgen Klopp has been their high-intensity pressing game. Mount has shown that he has the energy, work rate, and tactical nous to thrive in a similar system. He has been a key player for Chelsea in their pressing game, often leading the way in terms of interceptions and tackles in the opposition half.
At Liverpool, Mount could slot into Klopp’s midfield alongside the likes of Jordan Henderson and Fabinho (or a new set of midfielders), adding an extra layer of intensity and defensive solidity. His ability to read the game and anticipate the opposition’s moves would also make him an asset in counter-pressing situations.
Playing between the lines
Another area where Mount could excel at Liverpool is in playing between the lines. Klopp’s system relies heavily on the movement and creativity of his attacking players, and Mount has shown that he is adept at finding space in advanced areas and linking up with his teammates.
Mount’s vision and ability to play incisive passes could help unlock stubborn defenses, particularly when teams sit deep against Liverpool. He is also a dangerous runner with the ball at his feet, and his ability to take on defenders could create openings for the likes of Mohamed Salah and Gakpo.
Additional goals from midfield
One area where Liverpool have struggled in recent seasons is in scoring goals from midfield. Mount, however, has shown that he is more than capable of chipping in with goals from deep positions.
With Liverpool’s attacking trident often drawing defenders away from the middle of the park, Mount could find himself with plenty of opportunities to get into scoring positions. His ability to shoot from distance and arrive late into the box could also add a new dimension to Liverpool’s attack.