A former Easter Road hero and now defensive midfielder for Aston Villa FC, John McGinn has had an excellent season. And therefore, he popped up on the radar at Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool. The German manager most likely thinks that this transfer, along with a possible Tielemans move, would pump up the team’s performance in the upcoming season.
As surprising as this link has been with regard to McGinn, Liverpool has gone down this road before when acquiring Andy Robertson from Hull City, who had bought him from Scottish side Dundee United. Hibernian will receive a substantial sell-on percentage of any money if he leaves Villa Park this summer, with his prospective destination being Anfield. 'Perfect' is how one current Premier League midfielder describes Scotland's John McGinn as a potential summer acquisition for Liverpool.
The former Easter Road man has been excellent for Aston Villa since joining them in the summer of 2018, as well as for the Scottish National side, which Robertson captains. It now seems as if he will be joining his international teammate at Anfield.
Crystal Palace winger Andros Townsend had this to say about McGinn ahead of a very important transfer window for Liverpool as they attempt to claw back the ground lost to current Premier League champions Manchester City. Townsend, capped 13 times for England, believes that McGinn would be a great complement to the current Liverpool squad and believes that the former Hibernian dynamo might be theal tonic for Klopp following a disappointing year.
Townsend made the following statement on talkSPORT earlier: "John McGinn is the kind of player that Jurgen Klopp likes, and I believe he would be an excellent fit for the Liverpool manager. He's quick, powerful and also defensively oriented when the situation calls for it."
Liverpool had problems with their defence last season, conceding more goals than they would in a normal season. A player like John McGinn would shore up that defence, allowing the fullbacks to advance in the typical Liverpool fashion, which creates more goal-scoring opportunities for the strikers.