Claudio Marchisio could be a welcome squad addition for Liverpool as Klopp chases cups

Claudio Marchisio could be a welcome squad addition for Liverpool as Klopp chases cups

Liverpool will be glad to have extended their perfect start in the Premier League when they welcomed Brighton to Anfield.

The Reds have beaten West Ham and Crystal Palace and Brighton so far, and Jurgen Klopp will be glad to have kept the good times rolling against the Seagulls. Indeed, as we saw with Manchester United last week, Chris Hughton’s side pose a real threat to the top six.

Liverpool invested heavily in their squad during the summer, splashing £170m on top talent to bolster their ranks. However, they were dealt a huge blow when it was revealed Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain would miss the entire season through injury. Adam Lallana has also struggled for fitness in recent years which could potentially leave Liverpool low on numbers in the engine room.

Therefore, a move to sign former Juventus midfielder – Claudio Marchisio – could prove to be a masterstroke. Valued at £6.3m by Transfermarkt, the Italian ended his 25-year association with the Old Lady after his contract expired and he is free to join a new club this summer. He was replaced at the club by former Liverpool midfielder – Emre Can.

The 32-year-old is a veteran of the Serie A having made over 290 appearances, winning eight league titles during his time at Juve. Marchisio also has a vast amount of experience in the Champions League which could be vital as Liverpool look to bounce back from last season’s defeat in the final against Real Madrid. The Italy international also scooped four Italian cups with the club.

Liverpool usually target young players but moving for Marchisio is risk-free. His experience could help youngster such as Curtis Jones come on leaps and bounds and smooth their transition into the first-team. At 32, the midfielder could still have something to offer in the Premier League.

Signing Marchisio would be the cherry on top of a brilliant summer window for the Reds.

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