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.
And ahead of the summer transfer window, a number of midfielders have been tipped to leave the club.
James Milner, Naby Keita, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are all out of contract at the end of the season and are expected to depart, whilst Arthur Melo’s loan move is up and he will return to Juventus.
So, signing one or two new central midfielders in the summer is likely high on Liverpool’s list of priorities.
And now, the Reds could be set to land a World Cup winner for just £35m.
A report from Fichajes claims that Liverpool are looking to improve their midfield options during the summer transfer window and they have identified Rodrigo De Paul as a potential target.
De Paul was a key player for Argentina as they won the World Cup in December and Liverpool are willing to pay around €40m (£35m) to secure his services.
De Paul is currently playing his club football with Atletico Madrid and has made 28 appearances so far this season.