Fluminense Midfielder Andre Reaches Copa Libertadores Final Despite Liverpool Links
Fluminense midfielder Andre was heavily linked to Liverpool in the summer, but his decision to stay with the Brazilian side has paid off, with the team reaching the Copa Libertadores final.
Andre emerged as a potential candidate for Jurgen Klopp’s new-look midfield over the summer, with the 22-year-old fitting the brief as a young, exciting and capable player. However, approaches were rebuffed for the midfielder as both he and Fluminense were resolved to push for silverware, both in Serie A and the Copa Libertadores.
Fluminense Secure Place in Copa Libertadores Final
Fluminense are now only one step away from clinching the Copa Libertadores after securing their place in the final thanks to a 2-1 win over Internacional on Wednesday, sealing a 4-3 aggregate victory.
Internacional, Alisson’s former team, were the hosts for the second leg but two goals after the 80th minute snatched victory away and into the hands of Andre’s Fluminense. The 22-year-old played the full 90 minutes in both legs of the semi-final, lining up as the defensive midfielder in a double pivot.
Andre Reacts to Reaching Libertadores Final
After securing their place in the Libertadores final, the first of his career, Andre posted on his Instagram: “Unforgettable moment! Towards Eternal Glory!”
Liverpool will surely be keeping an eye on Andre after making contact with the Brazilian club over the summer, with chief executive Billy Hogan informed a January move could be possible.
Andre’s Impressive Season
It remains to be seen whether Liverpool will return for Andre in January, but it will be one to keep an eye on – though he would be due a rest after a long domestic season. The young midfielder has played 46 times for Fluminense in their current season and still have 14 to go, which includes the Libertadores final on November 4 – which will be against either Boca Juniors or Palmeiras.
Andre has been an integral part of Fluminense’s success this season and his performances have been impressive. He has been praised for his ability to read the game and his passing range, as well as his defensive capabilities. He has also been praised for his leadership qualities, something that could be of great use to Liverpool should they decide to make a move for him.
Andre is a talented midfielder and his performances this season have shown that he is more than capable of playing at a higher level. His decision to stay with Fluminense has paid off and it will be interesting to see if Liverpool make a move for him in January.