Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has given his strong endorsement to the club’s pursuit of Nicolo Barella from Inter Milan. The Italian midfielder has been in excellent form in the Champions League, playing a key role in Inter Milan’s recent 2-0 victory over AC Milan in the first leg of their semi-final.
Gerrard, who is widely regarded as one of Liverpool’s greatest ever players, spoke about Barella’s qualities during a recent appearance on BT Sport. The former Reds captain highlighted the midfielder’s creativity, goal-scoring ability, and all-around game, noting that he was particularly impressed by Barella’s performance against England in Naples.
“He’s creative, he can nick important goals,” Gerrard said. “I watched him against England in Naples and he was involved in all parts of the game. He did really well against the England midfield – Jude Bellingham and Declan Rice. He’s at a good age as well, coming into his prime.”
Gerrard’s comments will certainly be welcomed by Liverpool fans who are hoping to see the club strengthen its midfield this summer. Barella has been linked with a move to Anfield in recent weeks, and the 24-year-old’s impressive performances for Inter Milan have only added to his growing reputation as one of Europe’s top midfield talents.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is known to be an admirer of Barella’s style of play, and the German coach is reportedly keen to add the midfielder to his squad ahead of next season. With Gerrard now giving his seal of approval, it seems likely that Liverpool will step up their pursuit of the Italian international in the coming weeks.
Barella’s ability to play in a number of different midfield roles, his tireless work rate, and his eye for goal make him an attractive prospect for Liverpool, who are looking to rebuild their squad after a disappointing season. If the Reds are able to secure Barella’s signature, they will have added another top-class midfielder to their ranks, and one who could help them challenge for major honours both domestically and in Europe.