Liverpool in pole position to land €50m-rated star

Liverpool are favourites to land a top central midfielder.

Liverpool’s biggest weakness this season has been their midfield.

Jurgen Klopp built his success at Liverpool around a fast, powerful, pressing midfield, which mainly consisted of Georginio Wijnaldum, Jordan Henderson and Fabinho.

However, Wijnaldum has now left, Henderson is not the player he once was and Fabinho has also put in some questionable displays over the last few months.

A number of Liverpool’s current midfielders are also expected to leave the club this summer.

James Milner, Naby Keita, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are all out of contract at the end of the season and are expected to depart.

This suggests that one or two new central midfielders are likely to be brought in this summer.

One such player may be Atalanta midfielder Teun Koopmeiners.

A report from Calciomercato claims that Liverpool are in pole position to sign the player and he would cost around €50 million.

Juventus are also interested in the Dutchman but the price-tag makes a deal complicated for the Turin-based outfit.

Koopmeiners joined Atalanta from AZ Alkmaar in 2021 and has since made 68 appearances for the Serie A outfit.

During that time the 25-year-old has scored 10 and assisted seven, with six of those goals and three of those assists coming in this campaign alone.

Koopmeiners is under contract until the summer of 2025.

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Josh Barker

Josh Barker

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