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The Coaches Voices - Recruitment Analyst

Broomy

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THE 2019



THE ThisIsAnfield Pro Licence Course

Duration : Unknown

Target Group: All Elite level coaches and all forum members who wish to work in a managerial capacity in the Premier League who wish to work alongside Jurgen Klopp at Melwood....

Applicants: All Members of the ThisIsAnfield Forums

Key Modules: Professional Communication, Leadership, Tactical Analysis, Coaching, Scouting, Management, Performance Management

Assessment: In order to complete the licence, all members must participate in all associated tasks....

There are different types of coaches. You can be a tactician, a developer, a technical coach or a leader and motivator. Will you make the grade?

Only 1 Forum Member will receive this years ThisIsAnfield Pro Licence Course Badge.... At the end of the course, depending on participation, Forum Members will decide (through a poll) who deserves the badge....

Klopp's Liverpool style has evolved under Klopp, who has adopted a more pragmatic approach this season.... You will be working under the watchful eye of him and Pepijn Lijnders at Melwood daily, who "reportedly" said something along the lines of... You will need to prove your worth to the background staff here, you will be a student of the game who commands respect, your knowledge must be vast and your enthusiasm on the training field must be infectious....

Only 1 person will recieve the ThisIsAnfield UEFA Pro Licence Course Badge....

Here is Task Number 1....


Task Number 1
This week you will be given an opportunity to work as a Recruitment Analyst within the scouting and recruitment department of Melwood, whilst contributing to an existing performance analysis service, this task will specifically involve the acquisition, processing and feedback of relevant player performance data. Ability to work as an individual as well as a contributory team player is a vital requirement of this position.

At the end of the week, you must provide an indepth scouting report of any one player under the age of 21 who you believe should be Jurgen Klopp's Number 1 target to sign in this summer's transfer window.... The report should include the player, his current club, his age, his strengths, his weaknesses and how in your opinion he would improve the Liverpool team/squad next season....

Take it away lads, but remember, you must ONLY submit 1 player under the age of 21 for consideration...
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Born in the town of peaceful municipality of Leiderdorp in the Netherlands during the late summer of August 12th, 1999. Matthijs De Ligt has been at Ajax since the age of nine until now aged nineteen. During the 2015/16 season, De Ligt started all but one game for Jong Ajax in the U-19 Eredivisie, and he also started every one of Jong Ajax’s UEFA youth cup games. This consistency was crucial for the Jong Ajax team and extremely impressive coming from a then 16-year-old. These impressive performances led to De Ligt being involved with the first team from the start of the 2016/17 season and also being the clubs second youngest goalscorer after scoring 25 minutes into his debut . In the style of an Ajax academy graduate, De Ligt is very accomplished on the ball and he is also an accomplished passer of the ball which is key for a Liverpool player. So far in the Europa League this season, De Ligt has completed 55.8 passes per game, with an 87% completion percentage. This passing ability makes De Ligt a perfect fit for us as it likens to the brilliant Virgil Van Dijk and the classy Joe Gomez. De Ligt is also a threat from set pieces in which two of his goals have come off of corners , and his 188cm frame means he is constantly a threat which adds to our 10 goals from set pieces. He likes to keep things simple, although he is one of the best passers among the Eredivisie’s defenders. His height, strength and speed are the reason for him getting so much attention. He already has the tactical knowledge and always finds the best positioning, so he can contribute to the team’s performance in the best possible way. De Ligt averages two tackles and interceptions per game. This puts him about on average for interceptions and slightly higher than average for tackles. He averaged a pass completion rate of more than 90% last season – more than any other defender in Eredivisie. Matthijs is used to help to the midfield too where he contributes with some long balls and great passing skills. De Ligt averages 5.7 aerial duels per 90 minutes, with 60% of them being won. His ability to win the ball back inside the box, while making minimal contact. As such a young player, who was given the opportunity to captain his team, it is impressive that he hasn’t got weaknesses that could not be worked on. He still needs some time and experience to improve his decision-making. His timing while tackling needs some work too, but his overall appearance offsets his weaknesses showcases Matthijs’ tackling ability and is a great example of how to get the possession back without risking giving away a penalty kick. Personally I feel that De Ligt will offer a lot to the club and system of Jurgen Klopp, with his age of nineteen and his potential for greatness he should be number 1 priority for us. His ball playing and composure will add to our rigid backland and offer cover in the centre back position. Already playing beside Virgil for the Dutch national side will allow for little time of introduction to our defence. As captain of Ajax at such ayoung age really highlights and puts into perspective of his leadership which is vital for a side challenging for sliverware. Overall a price tag of around 60 million should secure his services.

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Semmy

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Thanks Broomy for putting this together and hopefully a mod can pin this to get it some more interest? Would like to see what some other members have in store!

Name: Kai Havertz
Age: 19 (born Jun 11, 1999)
Club: Bayer Leverkusen (contract to 30.06.2022)
Position: Midfielder (Attacking, Right)
Foot: Left
Market Value:
65,00 Mill. €
Country:
Germany
Height: 1.88m Weight: 83kg
2018/19: 31 games, 12 goals, 6 assists

Havertz is into his third season with the Leverkusen first team. In that time, the Germany international has featured across midfield, but since Peter Bosz took charge he has been deployed as a forward-thinking central midfielder in a 4-3-3. That versatility aside, Havertz has an ideal blend of skills for a modern midfielder: he is tall, quicker than that frame would suggest – he has been clocked as one of the fastest players in the Bundesliga – creative, spatially aware and has an eye for goal.

The teenager has flourished in Europe, returning three goals and as many assists in four UEFA Europa League outings. Havertz has also been thriving in central midfield, his position at youth level, and recently became the youngest player to score a penalty for the Werkself. His reaction – "I was pretty sure I'd score; I didn't have a high heart rate or anything" – tells you all you need to know about his mentality.

The youngest player to reach 50 Bundesliga appearances, Havertz made his top-flight debut in October 2016 at the age of 17 and his first UEFA Champions League outing – against Tottenham at Wembley – followed two weeks later. His international debut came in September 2018, Havertz the first player born in 1999 to represent Germany. The midfielder's stated aim is to feature at UEFA EURO 2020; continue this domestic form and he would appear a shoo-in for what will likely be a fresh-faced Germany squad.

At club level, Leverkusen are understandably keen to keep hold of their prized asset, but Havertz gives no sense of being a young man in a hurry. "Leverkusen is exactly the right place for a young player to develop," he said recently.

Strengths: Passing, Dribbling
Weaknesses: Ball retention, Tackling
Style of play: Counter attacking, driving at defenders, layoffs and one-twos. Gets fouled often.


Statistical Analysis – attacking play
Tournament
Apps
Mins
Goals
Assists
SpG
KeyP
Drb
Fouled
Off
Disp
UnsTch
Rating
UEFA Europa League
5(1)​
423​
3​
3​
3.3​
1.7​
1.3​
1​
0.2​
1​
3​
7.44
Bundesliga
22​
1874​
9​
2​
2.3​
1​
1.3​
1.6​
0.1​
2​
1.9​
7.17
Total / Average
32
2297
12
5
2.5
1.1
1.3
1.5
0.1
1.8
2.1
7.22
Statistical Analysis - passing
Tournament
Apps
Mins
Assists
KeyP
AvgP
PS%
Crosses
LongB
ThrB
Rating
UEFA Europa League
5(1)​
423​
3​
1.7​
42.3​
83.9​
0.3​
2.5​
-​
7.44
Bundesliga
22​
1874​
2​
1​
46.6​
85.4​
0.1​
2.5​
-​
7.17
Total / Average
32
2297
5
1.1
45.7
85.1
0.1
2.5
0
7.22
Statistical Analysis – defensive play
Tournament
Apps
Mins
Tackles
Inter
Fouls
Offsides
Clear
Drb
Blocks
OwnG
Rating
UEFA Europa League
5(1)​
423​
0.7​
0.7​
0.8​
-​
0.3​
0.7​
-​
-​
7.44
Bundesliga
22​
1874​
0.9​
0.5​
0.7​
-​
0.9​
0.7​
0.2​
-​
7.17
Total / Average
32
2297
0.8
0.6
0.7
0
0.8
0.7
0.1
0
7.22
Summary
Tournament
Apps
Mins
Goals
Assists
Yel
Red
SpG
PS%
AerialsWon
MotM
Rating
UEFA Europa League
5(1)​
423​
3​
3​
-​
-​
3.3​
83.9​
1.2​
1​
7.44
Bundesliga
22​
1874​
9​
2​
1​
-​
2.3​
85.4​
1.9​
1​
7.17
Total / Average
32
2297
12
5
1
0
2.5
85.1
1.7
2
7.22

Mins: Minutes played
Goals: Total goals
Assists: Total assists
Yel: Yellow card
Red: Red card
SpG: Shots per game
PS%: Pass success percentage
AerialsWon: Aerial duels won per game
MotM: Man of the match

Havertz’s performances show a willingness to get involved in the attacking play and his physical size and strength would add a dimension the squad currently lacks in an attacking role. He has a lot of experience for a young player at a top level and would quickly compete for a spot in the starting XI in the advanced role currently shared with Adam Lallana, Naby Keita, Oxlade Chamberlain, James Milner. As Lallana and Milner are getting advanced in age this is an opportune time to bring in a young talent to compete for this position.
The Academy is currently grooming players like Rhian Brewster (ST), Harry Wilson (RW), Curtis Jones (CM) who may be challenging for positions next summer, but there is a large gap in talent level than our established squad players and those fighting for promotions. Mr Havertz has enough experience he could immediately have a positive impact in our squad

References
"one of the most talented players we have in Germany"
Joachim Löw
"That a once-in-a-century talent like him will at some point have other ambitions is normal. He's interesting for a lot of top clubs, but his contract situation is comfortable for us."
Rudi Völler
"You don't need to be a football expert to see that Kai is a very good player."
Peter Bosz
"The biggest talent since Toni Kroos."
Heiko Herrlich
"What he brings to the pitch in terms of playmaking, technique and mentality is tremendous. He's so talented and has everything to become a star."
Julian Brandt

What Kai Havertz says…
"Mesut Özil is my role model. I think our playing styles are similar and that's why I'm trying to learn as much from his game as I can."
"[I started playing piano] as a distraction, to clear my head. At the moment I'm learning some classical pieces and am trying to learn some songs from the film Amélie."
"I've played in the Bundesliga for two years now and so I can slowly start to take on more responsibility."

Sources:
EUFA https://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/news/newsid=2590311.html
Transfermarkt https://www.transfermarkt.com/kai-havertz/profil/spieler/309400
Whoscored https://www.whoscored.com/Players/326413/Show/Kai-Havertz
 
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Name: Steven Bergwijn
Age: 21 (born Oct 8, 1997, in Amsterdam)
Club: PSV Eindhoven (contract to 30.06.2022)
Main position : Left Winger
Other position(s): Right Winger / Centre-Forward
Foot: Right
Market Value: 30,00 Mill. €
Country: Holland
Height: 1.78m
2018/19: 41 games, 15 goals, 13 assists



Steven Bergwijn, despite of being born in Amsterdam and having initially been rejected by the Ajax youth system, is an exemplary youth product of PSV (who showed to have a good nose on that occasion), and looks increasingly like one of Holland’s best forward players since quite some time.

He started his first game in Eredivisie at the end of the 14/15 season, and has since established himself as a key player for his club. A quick look at the stats above will allow you to understand why he is currently one of the most looked-after young football players. Accordingly to Transfermarkt, his contract runs up in 2022, and he has been linked with the Premier League since the end of his brilliant last season, which was impressive enough (eight goals and eleven assists in 32 games). This season though, he has nearly doubled his goal-tally while improving his assist record too.

At the age of nearly 22, he must be on Klopp's watch book, it has to be. As a forward playing predominantly on the left with PSV, but having the required flexibility to play across the forward line, he could be a precious reinforcement. He has established himself as a major Eredivisie player by now, and having won the title last season with PSV, he'll maybe feel that he's ready for a new challenge, and PSV might let him go this summer. Physically, he must be ready for the rigours of the Premier League.


Here is a link to an article which describes Bergwijn quite completely. It's worth the read in my opinion: https://totalfootballanalysis.com/player-analysis/steven-bergwijn-psv-eindhoven-tactical-analysis

Of course, having a look at the excellent Transfermarkt site is always of use: https://www.transfermarkt.com/steven-bergwijn/profil/spieler/284165

And our very own TIA produced an article on him some time ago: https://www.thisisanfield.com/2019/02/bergwijn-liverpool-transfer-scout-report/

Here is a small excerpt from the lad, about himself and his beginnings: https://www.theplayerstribune.com/en-us/articles/remember-the-name-steven-bergwijn-psv-eindhoven


The latest transfer rumours are telling us that Tottenham have a high interest in the Dutchman. Going by his potential and by what he can bring to the squad, Liverpool must be interested too. 100%. Let's see what happens.