Liverpool have sporadically been linked with Inter Milan player Nicolo Barella throughout the summer, but it seems the Reds are now focused on a different midfielder from the Italian giants.
The Merseyside transfer rumor mill has begun to spin a little faster following Liverpool’s poor opening day performance against Fulham.
Fans have urged the team to strengthen their squad by dipping into the market, with the midfield being a particular area of concern for Kopites.
Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, and Thiago Alcantara all lined up at the start of the match for Klopp’s side, but one might easily argue that Reds lost the battle on the day.
For the most of the match, Harrison Reed, Joo Palhinha, and Andreas Pereira of Fulham dominated the middle of the park.
Marcelo Brozovic is one player that Jurgen Klopp’s side are believed to be keeping an eye on.
The 29-year-old had a strong season with Inter last term and was named among the Serie A Team of the Season as a result.
Furthermore, CMW claims that Liverpool would be willing to exchange one of Naby Keita or Roberto Firmino in a straight swap deal in order to secure Brozovic’s services.
He is a deep lying midfielder, and if he were to sign for Liverpool, he would probably challenge Fabinho for the starting spot.
Although Fabinho wasn’t his best for Liverpool yesterday, the Reds are “not really” short of quality.
Few defensive midfielders in world football are as good as Fabinho when he is at his best, and when the Brazilian isn’t available, Jordan Henderson fills in admirably.
Of course, that is only when Henderson isn’t being bodied by Aleksandar Mitrovic.
Where the goals and assists are going to come from in Liverpool’s midfield is more of an urgent concern and that would need the Reds to look deeply.