Lucas Biglia: Everything Liverpool Need To Know About Anderlecht's Metronome
Who is he?
Lucas Biglia is an elegant 26 year-old Argentine midfielder currently plying his trade for Anderlecht in the Jupiler League. He made his name with Independente in his early twenties before moving to Belgium in 2006. Biglia captained the Argentine U20 side, a team that also contained Lionel Messi.
How good is he?
Biglia has been a top performer for Anderlecht during his stay and he looks like someone who has the ability to play at a much higher level. Although he’s often appeared to lack confidence in his own ability, Biglia would have gained confidence from his selections for the Argentine national team.
What position does he play?
Biglia generally plays in front of the back four for Anderlecht, usually one of two defensive midfielders. He’s also been pushed up in a more advanced position and there’s no reason why he couldn’t settle there.
Who does he play like?
The Argentine midfielder has often been compared to fellow countryman and ex-Real Madrid playmaker Fernando Redondo and there’s also something of the Michael Carrick is his ability to hit a long ball.
Strengths and weaknesses?
Biglia reads the game brilliantly and is frequently in the right place to receive the ball from team-mates. His passing ability, short and long, is excellent and he’s the man to create chances from dead ball situations. On the negative side, Biglia has lacked self-confidence – but hopefully that’s changed – and he could be stronger in the tackle. He is not a tough tackling midfielder! Biglia also rarely scores.
Likelihood of a move?
Anderlecht see him as one of the major players in their squad but have reportedly said that he can go for £8m.