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'Especially With Thiago Already There' - Liverpool Urged NOT To Sign 'World-Class' Midfielder

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'Especially With Thiago Already There' - Liverpool Urged NOT To Sign 'World-Class' Midfielder

Liverpool have been warned not to make a shock move for Toni Kroos and should instead focus on signing a midfielder with “younger legs.”

That is according to former Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell, who “cannot” see Kroos leaving Real Madrid and signing for Liverpool.

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Kroos, 31, inked a contract extension with Madrid in 2019 and his current deal will expire in 2023.

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According to a report from El Nacional earlier this month, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been ‘dreaming’ of luring the German midfielder to Anfield.

The newspaper claims that Kroos has reportedly been ‘positive’ to the interest from Liverpool and Klopp has ‘contacted’ him in an attempt to sign him next summer.

Kroos, who would cost Liverpool around £20m, has only started one La Liga match for Madrid this season due to injury.

Campbell praised the former Bayern Munich star as a “world-class” midfielder, but he questioned why Liverpool would want him when they have Thiago “already there.”

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Speaking to Football Insider, he said: “Listen, Kroos is a great player. He is world-class, make no mistake about it. He has got it all. A player that can score goals, can pass, has vision and an engine. I cannot see it happening, though.

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“It really doesn’t make sense to me when you factor in his age. Liverpool need younger legs in there. They need players that are coming through.

“There is a lot of talk about Liverpool needing a midfielder but they have got so many already. It doesn’t make sense.

“I can’t see them signing Kroos, especially with Thiago [Alcantara] already there.”

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Kroos left Bayern in 2014 and signed for Madrid, with the former Germany international making over 300 appearances for the Spanish club.

The Madrid star, who retired from international football after Euro 2020, has lifted two La Liga titles and three Champions League trophies with Los Blancos.

Kroos has opened up on his injury and claimed that he “played six months with pain” and needed a “lot” of painkillers to deal with the pain.

“It was not an option to have an operation or something like that, I have not thought about this because I always prefer, if there is no other way, to do it with conservative treatment, which has always helped me,” he told Goal.

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“This has lasted a little longer, it’s true, but I have played six months with pain, or not with pain but with a lot of pills and between games with a lot of pain. I knew it would last a little longer now.”

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Topics: Toni Kroos, Liverpool, Premier League, England, Football

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