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Liverpool in contact with World Cup star ahead of potential January move

The Reds are on the hunt for January additions


Liverpool are reportedly one of several clubs eyeing up a move for Morocco star Sofyan Amrabat this winter following a string of impressive World Cup performances.

The Reds are in need of midfield reinforcements, with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admitting as much in the dying days of the summer transfer window. The man they recruited, Arthur Melo, is currently sidelined and is expected to be for several months with a muscle injury.

Amrabat has been excellent in helping the north African side reach their first-ever quarter-final, starring against a trio of Gavi, Pedri and Sergio Busquets in the Spain midfield as Morocco knocked them out on penalties, and as per foot mercato, his performances have caught the eye of a number of top clubs.

Liverpool are among those interested, along with Italian side Inter Milan and Tottenham Hotspur (who tried to sign him 12 months ago), and it is thought that he could be available at a cut-price fee despite his contract running until 2023.

Nordin Amrabat, Sofyan’s brother currently plying his trade at Watford, recently revealed that he expected offers to fly in for Sofyan this winter, following Tottenham’s interest last summer.

“I am really incredibly proud of Sofyan”, he told Dutch outlet De Telegraaf.

“When you play so well on such a stage – in three matches against countries like Croatia, Belgium and Canada – you have a lot going for you.”

“I think the top clubs in Europe who have been sleeping have now woken up. In January, Sofyan himself was already in talks with Tottenham Hotspur, but there was no agreement on the transfer fee with Fiorentina. I think the interested parties will now line up.”

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Ben Browning

Ben Browning

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