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Liverpool firmly in the race for £36m-rated midfielder as Klopp looks to land another top signing

The Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern are loving their side’s recent run of big-name signings. Naby Keita’s deal for next summer was confirmed earlier this year, whilst Virgil van Dijk is also set to move to Anfield on January 1st, giving the Reds a few big upgrades as Jurgen Klopp looks to work his magic.

However, it doesn’t appear as though the German is even close to finished. According to German outlet Bild, Liverpool are also keen on Schalke midfielder Leon Goretzka, whose contract expires next summer. Citing both Jurgen Klopp and former Schalke defender Joel Matip as factors, Liverpool could have the upper hand on a few of the other sides that want to land Goretzka, but one thing is for sure – this move is far from guaranteed to happen.

That said, Goretzka is certainly the sort of player that is worth going all in for. A midfield marvel, Goretzka controls the game through the heart of the midfield with his fantastic passing, dribbling and defensive work making him the perfect jack of all trades.

He’s rated at £36 million by Transfer Markt, and that certainly goes a long way to explaining how highly he is valued. Significantly, though, given that his contract expires next summer, a cut-price move in January or, indeed, a free transfer at the end of the season, are the most likely scenarios.

Our resident Reds are feeling very excited indeed.

Landlord’s Verdict

A move for Goretzka makes a lot of sense.

Liverpool need to start adding more quality to their team, particularly if they want to compete at the top of the table, and Goretzka would be a great choice to do just that.

A move isn’t going to be easy, but Liverpool should do all they can to make it happen.

Liverpool fans – thoughts?

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