Mousa Tamari: A New Chapter at Anfield?
In the bustling world of football transfers, Liverpool has set its sights on a fresh and intriguing prospect, Mousa Tamari. The 26-year-old Jordanian, currently showcasing his skills in Ligue 1 with Montpellier HSC, has subtly entered the Reds’ radar, sparking discussions about a potential move during the January window.
From Jordan to Ligue 1: Tamari’s Impressive Journey
Tamari’s journey from the Jordan League to becoming the first Jordanian to grace Ligue 1 has been nothing short of remarkable. His transition from APOEL in Cyprus in 2018 to a three-season stint with Belgian side OH Leuven, and now to Montpellier, has been marked by consistent performances and a knack for finding the net. With three goals in his first six Ligue 1 appearances, Tamari has swiftly adapted to life in France, turning heads in the process.
Not the Next Salah, But a Complement Perhaps?
While parallels have been drawn between Tamari and Liverpool’s star Mohamed Salah, owing to their left-footed prowess and Arabic origins, Liverpool’s interest in Tamari isn’t rooted in finding a Salah successor. Despite the swirling vortex of speculation regarding Saudi interest in Salah, Tamari is viewed through a different lens. His potential to either complement or serve as a backup for Salah is what seems to be piquing Liverpool’s interest.
The Reluctant ‘Jordanian Messi’
Despite being affectionately dubbed the ‘Jordanian Messi’ by fans, particularly during his time in Cyprus, Tamari maintains a humble perspective on his career and abilities. “I know some people call me that, but I don’t like that nickname,” he expressed in a conversation quoted by Marca in September. His humility, coupled with a commendable skill set, only adds to the allure of his profile as Liverpool scouts continue to observe his progress.
Liverpool’s Strategic Approach to the January Window
While Tamari is undoubtedly on Liverpool’s watchlist, bolstering the defence remains the primary objective for the Reds in 2024. Furthermore, Fluminense’s Andre Trindade continues to harbour hopes of donning the iconic red in Merseyside this winter, adding another layer to Liverpool’s strategic approach in the upcoming transfer window.