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Klopp prepared to fork out over double 21-year-old’s valuation to finalise deal

The Liverpool fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern are eagerly awaiting news of further additions at Anfield after the club landed former Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah last month. 

With that in mind, the Reds could be moving closer to to a deal to bolster their ranks at the back with Sport Review claiming they have launched an offer for Lyon centre-back Emanuel Mammana.

The Reds have tabled a £14.9m offer for the £5.95m-rated 21-year-old as manager Jurgen Klopp looks to reinforce his defensive line ahead of a return to the Champions League in the new season.

The astute fans here in the Tavern know that such signings, while not as glamorous as new strikers, must be a priority for the Reds given their worries at the back last term.

Klopp’s side were perhaps the most potent attacking force in the Premier League in his first full season in charge, however, the frailties in defence held them back from mounting a serious title challenge.

Mammana, a one-cap Argentine international, endured an injury stricken campaign last term, but was a mainstay for Lyon when fit.

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