On a night whereby Klopp’s own special attacker scored twice to seal the Reds’ spot in a showcase final with Chelsea, the German boss reserved special praise for the 20-year-old Brazilian.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 20, 2022
Despite ultimately being on the losing side, Martinelli has clearly suitably impressed and could be the subject of renewed interest from Anfield.
This season the left-winger has scored four times and registered three assists in 20 appearances across all competitions.
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Previously reported to have been ‘scouting’ the Brazilian alongside Bukayo Saka, this latest praise comes as little surprise.
Valued at £25.2million and under contract at Emirates Stadium until 2025 (Transfermarkt), signing Martinelli would be a difficult venture at present.
However, with UEFA Champions League football almost a certainty on Merseyside next season and far from it at Arsenal, the talented star could perhaps be persuaded.
A strong finisher, dribbler and worker (WhoScored), the versatile forward certainly possesses all the attributes to be a success under an admiring Klopp.