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Liverpool have been sporadically linked with Inter Milan man Nicolo Barella all summer, but it appears the Reds now have their eyes set on a different midfielder from the Italian giants.
Following Liverpool's underwhelming opening day performance against Fulham, the transfer rumour mill has started to churn a little quicker on Merseyside.
The club have been encouraged by fans to dip into the market and strengthen their squad and midfield is a particular area of concern for Kopites.
Klopp's side started the game with Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, and Thiago Alcantara in that position, and one could easily argue the Reds lost the battle on the day.
Fulham’s Harrison Reed, João Palhinha, and Andreas Pereira ruled supreme over the middle of the park for the majority of the contest.
One player Jürgen Klopp’s side are believed to be keeping tabs on is Marcelo Brozovic.
The 29-year-old enjoyed a strong season with Inter last term, earning himself a spot in the Serie A Team of the Season.
And according to CMW, Liverpool would be open to exchanging either one of Naby Keita or Roberto Firmino in a straight swap deal to acquire Brozovic’s services.
But one suspects Liverpool fans would be left a little underwhelmed if they were to sign a player of Brozovic’s profile.
He's a deep lying midfielder, and if he were to join Liverpool, he’d likely compete for a starting role with Fabinho.
Granted, Fabinho was very poor for Liverpool yesterday, but in terms of defensive midfield options, the Reds aren’t exactly short of quality.
Few defensive midfielders in world football are as good as Fabinho when he is at his best, and Jordan Henderson covers him aptly when the Brazilian is unavailable.
That’s of course when Henderson isn’t being bodied by Aleksandar Mitrovic.
More of a pressing concern for Liverpool is where the goals and assists are going to come from in their midfield.
Marcelo Brozovic isn't the answer to that problem.