Jason Cundy believes that Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser would be a perfect fit for Liverpool’s squad.
The Scottish international has been an essential player for the Cherries since signing them from Aberdeen, scored 24 goals and 31 assists in 188 matches across all competitions. Fraser was the second-highest assist provider in the Premier League last campaign with 14 to his name.
In 2019/20 campaign, the 25-year-old has been a regular for Bournemouth so far, netting against Everton while providing two assists.
Cundy feels that Fraser, who is valued at €30 million according to Transfermarkt, can be a suitable backup for the Merseyside Reds. Speaking to the Express, the former Tottenham and Chelsea man said:
“I think you can see exactly the sort of player that Liverpool need if one of those players out wide [got injured], whether it be Mane or whether it be Salah. He’s got the raw minerals actually to step in. He’s quick with the ball, travels with it; he’s got a brilliant delivery. I can see it; it’s a no-brainer as far as I can see. Certainly, the price tag wouldn’t be expensive, he can sign for four or five years, and they’d still have a residue value on him, so it makes perfect sense for me.”
Given that Fraser plays as a left-winger, he’d be an excellent backup for Sadio Mane in particular as Jurgen Klopp’s side already have Xherdan Shaqiri who can play as a right-winger. The Scottish international has withdrawn from his national team ahead of the international break, and Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe will be hoping that he is fit enough to perform in the Cherries’ next match which is versus Wolves on the 23rd.