Liverpool’s Barca attack: Assaidi in, Adam out

Winger signed for Rodgers’ new style of play

Liverpool are assembling a new squad. New in every sense of the word.

From the coming of Fabio Borini and the unsuccessful, until now, shoving out of Andy Carroll, Brendan Rodgers has launched an Anfield revolution that has bemused many.

One thing is for certain, the Kop will not be denied entertaining football.

Not with this new squad of Liverpool players.

In fact, despite Rodgers insistence that he will not sacrifice a dogged defence for an all-out attack, his style of play at his former club Swansea has hinted at a Barcelona-type tiki-taka revolution coming to the Kop/ Enter, the £3million Heerenveen winger Oussama Assaidi.

The 24-year-old has signed a four-year contract after passing a medical at Melwood and moves to Anfield after turning down an offer to stay in Holland from Ajax.

He was quoted on the Reds' website as saying: “I'm very happy to play for this big club.

“The first time I spoke to the coach I had a good feeling. I had offers from other big clubs but I've been waiting for this moment.

“The coach gave me a good feeling. It will be a dream to play with these big players and I hope training will help me to be a good player here.

So what do the likes of Borini, Joe Allen and Assaidi tell us about Liverpool’s style of play.

One is that remnants from the Roy-Kenny era will be on their way.

Exit Dirk Kuyt and Maxi Rodriguez.

Now, exit Charlie Adam.

Everton are the latest club to show an interest in the Liverpool midfielder.

According to the Daily Mail. David Moyes is considering an approach for the player and the report says he could be available for as little as £5m. Moyes' brother. Kenny, is also Adam's agent.

Meanwhile, Rodgers said: “We're delighted with the signing (Assaidi), he's a young player who has done very well, in particular in the last couple of seasons, in Holland.

“He fits our style perfectly, he's an exciting player who is very good in one-versus-one situations and I think he's a player that will excite the crowd.”

Let’s face it, if there was one thing that Liverpool really lacked, it was a genuine, pacy winger.

 

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