Very, very far from a waste. If bought, he would immediately slot into the first team and would be a huge boost. Here is a fantastic player discussion of him from r/soccer a couple days ago
Far and away his best asset is his pace, which would be immense for our midfield. WIth Lucas and Gerrard in the holding mid spots, there leaves a lot to be desired in terms of sheer pressing ability. Take a look at his acceleration and speed: Image: http://i.minus.com/ibd3giSB67UCPI.gif
With him in the side, this is what our lineup would probably look like (assuming Suarez stays):
That is a great front 4 that can fluidly move at will. Suarez, Coutinho and Mkhit can all play in any attacking position from the midfield, and they can all also play as wingers. Suarez can interchange with Sturridge, and Mkit can even play as a holding mid in a pinch (apparently where he plays for his NT). He has the pace and energy to play box-to-box, something we have been missing badly since Gerrard lost his legs.
Obviously not as good without Suarez, but still a good front 4.
This post was edited on 6/18 at 12:29 am