Who are ya? Samed Yesil (New Liverpool signing)

By on September 3, 2012 - 121 views

Nicknamed ‘Gerd’ after arguably one of Germany’s greatest ever marksmen Gerd Muller, Samed Yesil was snapped up by Liverpool from Bayer Leverkusen under a cloud of secrecy.

The 18-year-old was labelled ‘Gerd’ from his adoring German Youth teammates and, fingers crossed, Yesil will blossom, just like Mr. Muller himself.

After his rather unforeseen capture, Liverpool were quick to quash claims that he was set for a role in the senior squad – obvious rumours after Andy Carroll’s temporary departure to West Ham – Yesil was, however, assigned a role in the youth squad.

The Mesut Ozil lookalike rose quickly through the German national youth ranks, accumulating 22 goals in just 26 appearances in the U16, U17 and U18 set up as well as being the second highest goalscorer at last summer’s FIFA U17 World Cup in Mexico, bagging on six occasions.

“I get stuck in where it hurts because I want to score goals. It doesn’t matter if I get kicked or fouled” – Samed Yesil

Under guidance from Liverpool legend Sami Hyypia, Samed Yesil made his first and only senior appearance at Bayer Leverkusen – the then 17-year-old Yesil took to the stage in a league game against Hertha Berlin. Opportunities for the teenager were scarce at Leverkusen, Stefan Kießling held a firm grasp on the striking position at the BayArena but that didn’t stop Yesil from attracting attention from top European sides.

Labeling him a fox in the box is a wayward remark; two-footed, explosive and powerful on the ball, Yesil is an opportunist. A scheming forward, the 18 year old is deemed an astute conspirator – capable of picking locks in resolute defences. Adaptable and composed, Yesil carries a constant goal threat in whatever position or footballing approach – a managers dream forward. Inured to the ‘tiki-taka’ football method, Yesil possesses the first-rate quality of ‘feasting off the slimmest of pickings’.

Lethal in and around the area, the young prodigy is deserved of his ‘Gerd’ epithet. His inherent and natural awareness connotes not only ominous talent but shows great maturity. He is equally apt at creating chances and rarely shies away from his gritty defensive duties.

Yet to be deemed adequate to challenge for a spot in Rodgers squad, Yesil won’t have to wait long before the elusive call from Rodgers will come. Liverpool shortage in the attacking department may provide Yesil with his chance to shine.

So there is Samed Yesil. A spirited, chance-gobbling, intellectual forward, set on becoming not only Liverpool’s but Germany’s next big thing.

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  1. J75J

    September 3, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    A great write up but why did they sell him again when they only have Kessling? It would be a bit like Liverpool selling Sterling our crown jewel!

  2. BRAD

    September 3, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    Don’t they also have Schurlle?

  3. David

    September 4, 2012 at 7:11 am

    Liverpool should let the lad play in the senior squad, need a striker who will nick goals and he can’t be any worse than Borini or Downing! Play him

  4. CokkMatt Kedah

    September 4, 2012 at 10:28 am

    This season LFC only have and must depend to Suarez and Borini.I think it is waste times to give owen,drogba and others player to join LFC.Why not try to using young talent like Suso,Adam Morgan,Conour Coady and Samed Yesil to improve their skill?This is very benefit for all of us.Save the budget from overpay salary.

  5. Hafizz Harris

    September 4, 2012 at 10:36 am

    LFC very coward to give young talent grab opportunity.Raheem Sterling already show us that he can perform very well.Now it’s times to step up to next level.No point to keep if we cannot trust them.Please used Suso,Samed Yesil,Conour Coady,Sebastian Coates and Adam Morgan.

  6. LMAkim

    September 11, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    BR need to play these youngsters. Otherwise he will face the sacking. And the next manager will reap the benefit of having all these talents.

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