Liverpool Received a Massive Boost to Sign Firmino’s Former Teammate

Liverpool received huge boost to land highly-rated Germany and Hoffenheim centre-back Niklas Sule, who is reportedly ready to leave the club

Earlier this month, The Mirror claimed that Liverpool are still tracking defender Niklas Sule, with Eurosport further claiming:

“Niklas Süle will probably leave Hoffenheim. Keeping him the summer is extremely unlikely, and the chances are good that he’ll leave the club for a record fee, just like Roberto Firmino”.

Sule has been a regular starter for Hoffenheim since 2013 and has steadily continued his development since standing out as a teenager. He made his full international debut earlier this year with the 2014 FIFA World Cup winners and is expected to become a regular for Germany in the near future.

Here’s a look at some of his highlights:

Sule is a bit of a throwback defender, standing out for his raw power, impressive aerial ability and his ability to close down attackers. His passing isn’t on the level of Bayern Munich’s Mats Hummels or Juventus’ Leonardo Bonucci, but he’s still impressive in the buildup game and has a surprising burst of speed when moving forward.

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FourFourTwo’s Michael Yokhin is a fan:

“Sule’s as close to the perfect centre-back as you can imagine. Physically strong – he’s well-built and stands at 6ft 5in – the 21-year-old’s extremely good in the air, but also possesses outstanding technical skills on the ground. His passing range is excellent, and he can regularly be found starting off Hoffenheim’s attacks.”

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