Former Manchester United centre-back Rio Ferdinand was impressed by Mohammed Kudus’ performance against Liverpool on Tuesday night. While speaking to BT Sport’s Champions League Tonight, Ferdinand reserved the highest respect for the Ajax midfielder for his composure in Europe’s most heated stadium, Anfield.
The Everton and Tottenham transfer target made his mark in the UEFA Champions League group fixture by finding the net against the Reds. The 22-year-old prospect is certainly in a good patch as he has kick-started this season on a grand note. He scored as many as 6 goals in 9 games from midfield, including two goals against Rangers and Liverpool in the Champions League.
If reports doing the rounds are to be believed, two English Premier League clubs, namely Everton and Tottenham are trying their best to steal the midfielder’s signature. Ajax, who monitored the talent, spent £8million to sign from Norwegian side Nordsjaelland back in 2020.
What did Liverpool say?
Meanwhile, in the course of two years, he grew from strength to strength. For sure, his value will have hiked to a great extent. Ferdinand analysed Kudus’ performance against the Reds. The manner in which he scored a staggering goal in the first half to equalise was a class apart.
The goal was so good that it took Rio Ferdinand by surprise as he labelled the goal “ridiculous” that got the better of top goalie Alisson Becker. The former Man United centre-back was pretty much impressed with the midfielder’s ability to generate that much power to score a goal from a tough angle. It would be quite interesting to see what the future holds in store for the young man.
“This is a ridiculous finish. He was quite quiet in parts but when he needed to come alive, he was outrageous. His first touch is away from goal, backwards, and you think, how does he generate the power to score from there?” Ferdinand added.