Liverpool have moved to sign Japan international Wataru Endu from Stuttgart after failing to sign Moises Caicedo and Romeo Lavia during the summer.
Given the departures of Fabinho, Jordan Henderson and James Milner, Endo signing may be a smart move from Liverpool.
Speaking about the Japanese midfielder, Bundesliga legend, Mario Gomez had a lot of positive things to say.
“I love Wataru to be honest. Wataru sat next to me in the dressing room and had a really hard time because the coach did not use him at the beginning.”
“When I came into the dressing room, I was always telling the coach to put me in the same team as Wataru because then we will never lose. This is how it started. I was just pushing him a lot.”
“At a certain point, the coach used him. And then it is not me, it is about the player, because he played fantastic. “
“That is why he is playing not because I told the coach that he is great. It is because he is a really great player. Now, he is the captain of his team.”
This is a player who ranked sixth last season for duels won in the Bundesliga. In the past three seasons, he is one of only three players to make 200 tackles, one of only two to win the ball back 400 times in the middle of the pitch.
In fact, no player in the Bundesliga has started more games than Endo over the past three seasons.