The Lowdown: Amrabat impressing at World Cup
The 26-year-old is making a name for himself at the ongoing World Cup, helping Morocco to top their group and reach the knockout stages of the tournament in Qatar, where they will face Spain on Tuesday.
Amrabat has started all three matches for his country so far in the competition, not only enjoying an 88.7% pass completion rate but also averaging two tackles per game.
The Latest: Liverpool eyeing up Amrabat move
Taking to Twitter, Plettenberg claimed that Amrabat is wanted by Liverpool, although the Reds aren’t alone in showing an interest in the Moroccan, who could cost around €30m (£25.7m).
The journalist tweeted:
“News #Amrabat: Been told that many clubs from the Premier League observing him, especially #LFC (next to Bellingham & Caicedo). No negotiations now but he is open to leave #Fiorentina. Salary now around €3-4m + Boni. Price tag: More than €30m! Key player!”
The Verdict: Strong midfield target
There is no denying that Liverpool’s midfield has been a point of weakness this season, with Fabinho and Jordan Henderson both looking leggy and the likes of Thiago and Harvey Elliott not always offering enough defensively, too.
Injuries to the likes of Naby Keita, Curtis Jones and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have also been problematic.
Therefore, it is essential that the Reds sign a new midfielder in the January transfer window, and Amrabat could be a strong option to come in and add depth in that regard.
His performances at the World Cup have shown what he is capable of producing both on and off the ball, and with him open to leaving Florence and not having a particularly expensive price tag, he could be a shrewd acquisition if FSG go for him.