Memphis Depay was once described as the “Best Young Player” in the world in 2015 by France Football and after spending four years in the PSV Eindhoven squad he was purchased by Manchester United. He was just 22 but seen as the heir to the iconic number 7 at the club and everybody wanted him to emulate one Cristiano Ronaldo.
Memphis had a turbulent spell at the Manchester club scoring only seven goals in 53 games. Now, whether that was down to a lack of appropriate game time, a lack of proper management or he just downright didn’t adjust to the Premier League – only he knows. After just two years at the English club he was allowed to leave and join Ligue 1 side Lyon in 2017.
It has been two years since his move to the Les Gones and in 115 games Memphis has contributed 39 goals. The most notable of them was a shot from 46 meters out against Toulouse, a goal he described as the “goal of his life”.
So why would Memphis be a good addition to the Liverpool squad? Well if we look at the fact we have two of his fellow countrymen in the squad in Virgil van Dijk and Georginio Wijnaldum, you’d like to think that there wouldn’t be much a “settling in period”. Memphis is now 25 and he is coming into the prime years of his career. A move back to the Premier League with a fire in his belly to prove to himself and the rest of the world that he can cut the mustard could benefit Liverpool tenfold.
A man that can play anywhere across the front three would be a massive addition to the current Liverpool squad, who already have a fantastic starting 11, but adding to the bench is what will help the club keep pushing for the success that Jürgen Klopp can bring us.
Although there is apparently an attitude problem, I think that Klopp would be the perfect manager to get the best out of Memphis Depay. He has already shown all of us Liverpool fans and the rest of the world that he is a very diligent manager that will expect his players to give 110% for the club and for the fans because that is what football is all about.
“I live 100 per cent for the boys, with the boys, what we do for the club and all that stuff”. – Jürgen Klopp