At Liverpool, new faces are the rule of the day. They want midfielders who can renew the vigor at Anfield.
Lorenzo Pellegrini, from Roma, and Otavio, a 27-year-old Portuguese from Porto, would be two excellent choices available at a far lesser cost.
Pellegrini has 13 goals and 23 assists while Otavio has eight goals and nine assists after 19 games. Otavio also possesses a decent long-shot arsenal and is a deft dribbler with the ball.
When it comes to producing shots and goals in Europe, Otavio is in the top 1% of midfielders whereas Pellegrini ranks in the top 3%.
They may be useful in the defensive portion of the game, which is one of the key reasons they would stabilize Liverpool's midfield.
Pellegrini is unmatched in his persistence and capacity for backtracking. He challenges for every ball, which Liverpool has severely lacked for a very long time.
Otavio's foul rate puts him in the bottom 6% of midfielders, therefore he needs to be careful not to also award arbitrary free kicks.