Klopp’s Missed Opportunity: Erik ten Hag to Capitalise on World Cup Winner

Klopp’s Missed Opportunity: Erik ten Hag to Capitalise on World Cup Winner

The summer transfer window was nothing short of dramatic in the ever-changing world of football transfers. Benjamin Pavard’s destiny hangs in the balance as Erik Ten Hag’s Manchester United and Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool cause a stir.

A Highly Desired Asset

The French World Cup champion who presently plays for Bayern Munich has been the subject of intense rumors. With a possible four-year stay in Munich coming to a close, Pavard’s experience and adaptability make him highly desirable. Notably, he excels as both a right and central defender.

Liverpool expressed interest in the defender earlier in the transfer window. However, due to their emphasis on fortifying the midfield with additions such as Alexis MacAllister and Dominik Szoboszlai, the Anfield club did not aggressively pursue Pavard.

Klopp’s Defensive Dilemma

Although Liverpool’s midfield appears solid, their defense raises questions. With Northern Ireland international Conor Bradley serving as Trent Alexander-Arnold’s primary backup and Joe Gomez and Joel Matip’s long-term duties uncertain, Klopp may come to regret not bolstering this position.

United’s Defensive Strengthening

On the other hand, Ten Hag’s Manchester United are actively strengthening their defense. With the potential transfer of Harry Maguire to West Ham and the departures of Phil Jones and Axel Tuanzebe, Benjamin Pavard becomes a primary target. The Red Devils have been proactive, securing the services of players such as Andre Onana, Mason Mount, and Rasmus Hojlund. Nonetheless, the need for another elite defender is evident. United also has Jean-Clair Todibo and Edmond Tapsoba on its radar.

The versatility of Pavard is a significant asset. At 27, he is in his heyday and can compete for the right-back position with Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Diogo Dalot.

The Legacy of Pavard at Bayern

Since his transfer to Bayern from Stuttgart in 2019, Pavard has been a significant asset. With 163 first-team appearances, Champions League and Bundesliga titles, and an impressive seven goals scored last season, his departure from the German titans would be a significant loss.

Klopp’s Missed Opportunity: Erik ten Hag to Capitalise on World Cup Winner