Anybody watch German football regularly and can tell me how good he is?
An incredible box to box player, he likes to attack and has even been deployed on the right side of midfield or as an attacking midfielder on occasions, but usually plays through the middle with a more defensive minded partner. He has experience as a defensive midfielder as well, but for me he's (in theory at least, let's see how he adapts) a perfect number 8.
The one thing that makes me particularly excited about him is that he makes so much sense for Jürgen Klopp: he is adept to playing a pressing game and is very good at doing things at speed - he can beat a man (his dribbling is quite good), he can spot a pass (with the amount of movement in front of him, this is exciting to say the least) and also does a bit of the dirty work defensively, covering a lot of space, recovering the ball and so on.
He seems to collect quite a few yellow cards and was sent off one or two times this season if I recall correctly, but well, nobody is perfect. He probably has a lot to mature and we'll see how he copes with the pressure of playing for a club like LFC, but I am tremendously excited about the idea of having him at our club, and if he can join now I think he could make an instant impact - if not, then at least it would help him gel with the team before next season when we'll hopefully have a better start than we did this time.