Liverpool ‘to try again for Real Madrid superstar in £85m deal’, with Jurgen Klopp looking to bolster his midfield options
Jurgen Klopp is reportedly keen to bolster his options in midfield at Liverpool.
The club’s average squad age has been rising gradually in recent years.
Before it was too late, Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool reportedly re-identified Real Madrid player Fede Valverde as the guy to remodel their midfield after attempts to bolster their central alternatives in the summer were unsuccessful.
The average age of Liverpool’s team has been rising rapidly over the past few seasons, and this summer’s attempts to address the issue by signing a young midfielder named Aurelien Tchouameni failed.
However, according to the Spanish daily AS, Liverpool has chosen Valverde, a teammate from Uruguay, to improve their midfield options.
According to reports, Liverpool has re-identified Fede Valverde in preparation for a possible summer transfer.
According to the source, Liverpool was prepared to spend £85 million this summer to bring in Valverde, but the sale of Casemiro by Real Madrid to Manchester United put an end to any hopes of a deal.
The 24-year-old Valverde has become one of Real Madrid’s most important players recently, giving the team the much-needed tactical balance from his position on the right.
The Uruguayan’s outstanding season was completed by his assist for Vinicius Jr. in the Champions League final in May, and his incredible form has carried over into this season.
If Carlo Ancelotti is unable to convince Federico Valverde to score 10, he makes the jest that he should “RETIRE.”
The Uruguayan has been in stunning form so far this season for Real Madrid, including scoring away at rivals Atletico Madrid on Sunday.
Valverde has seen his goal involvements increase exponentially, already having scored four goals across all competitions this term. He only scored one over the entirety of last season.
Carlo Ancelotti, Valverde’s boss at Real Madrid, had implored the midfielder-cum-wide man to add more goals to his game, joking he would throw away all of his coaching badges should he not get the player to score at least 10 goals this term.
‘If you can’t get a player like that to score at least 10 goals in a season then you should rip up your coaching badge and retire,’ he said.
Jurgen Klopp reportedly wants the club to try again for Valverde this summer as they look to revamp their midfield ‘Because he has a rock of a foot.
Tonight he took the shot with his left foot. I’ve never seen him shoot like that with his left, so it shows he’s confident in his abilities, and he has a lot of abilities.
‘He’s more than just energy. But, to say he’s best in the world in his position, we might have to wait a little longer.’
Real Madrid have started their campaign in perfect fashion, winning all of their games across both the league and Champions League.
On Sunday night, amid racist chanting from Atletico Madrid supporters directed at Vinicius, Real Madrid won 2-1 thanks to goals from Rodrygo and Valverde to return to the top ahead of the international break.