If Liverpool could sign one Real Madrid player, who would you pick?

Liverpool are hoping that Wednesday night will be another memorable European night at Anfield as they meet Real Madrid in the Champions League quarter finals.
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Liverpool will be hoping that Wednesday night can turn into another memorable European night as the Reds look to overcome a 3-1 deficit. Real Madrid are full of world class players and the LFC Transfer Room writers were tasked with picking just one player to sign for Liverpool.  

Vinicius Junior

Adam Ford

Given the heavy speculation that Liverpool are planning to offload several squad players in the summer including forward players, a Real Madrid player that could be worth a look at is Vinicius Junior.

Since his arrival in 2018, the 20-Year-Old Brazilian international has scored eight goals in 74 appearances.

Vinicius Junior Madrid

Although the Sao Goncalo born Vinicius Junior is a natural left winger, he is versatile and can play across the entire front line, recently being utilised more through the middle. A player with great speed, acceleration and balance he is a nightmare for defences to deal with and can also handle himself physically showing great strength despite his slender frame.

Vinicius Junior more than fits the profile of what Liverpool are looking for in a player and he certainly showed that against the Reds in their Champions League Quarter-Final clash. The young winger scored two goals all the while tormenting Liverpool’s defence leading to a 3-1 victory for Madrid.

Despite the Brazilian squashing any speculation of a move, the rumoured distrust from his manager Zidane despite his improvements means it could be the perfect time for Liverpool to pounce and pursue a deal. 

Federico Valverde

Matthew Woods

One of the few Real Madrid players that has really caught my eye is Federico Valverde. Since joining Madrid, the Uruguayan has become a vital part of "Los Blancos" midfield. 

Federico Valverde

Extremely versatile, Valverde is mainly in central midfield or sliding back next to Casemiro in defensive midfield, and from both positions he can deliver the goods. Exceptional dribbler, quick thinker, superb defensive acumen, Valverde offers much to like on all fronts and can easily see him as one of the top midfielders in Europe at some point in his career.

As far as what he could offer Liverpool, his impact could be immense. Valverde would give Liverpool a body that could do all things in midfield. Think of a mix of what Fabinho and Georginio Wijnaldum do in Jurgen Klopp's side. 

Ball retention and dribbling much like the Dutchman, and defensive awareness and passing similar to the Brazilian. Valverde would be a stellar addition to a Klopp side, but for Madrid to ever sell, it would be at an insanely steep price.

Sergio Ramos

Matt Thielen

Although he is 35 years-old, the Spanish centre-back is still one of the best defenders in the world. My mouth is already watering at the thought of seeing a Sergio Ramos and Virgil van Dijk partnership at Liverpool. 

Sergio Ramos

Sergio Ramos would also offer a bit of an edge that this Liverpool side is desperately missing. If any opposing players were causing the Liverpool squad any problems, Ramos would quite literally take care of them. While he offers a real physical presence, that does come at a price.  The Real Madrid captain has been sent of on 26 occasions while with the La Liga club. 

While he would only be at his best for the next few years, Sergio Ramos paired with Virgil van Dijk, Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold would be the undisputed best backline in world football. Ramos ranks in the 91st percentile for competed passes and the 71st percentile for progressive passes which would further open up the opposition midfield and allow Mohamed Salah to feast.