Liverpool set for talks over £52m South American midfielder: report

Liverpool set for talks over £52m South American midfielder: report

Liverpool are set to enter discussions over a £52 million-rated defensive midfielder joining this club this summer.

The Reds are looking at new blood for their midfield this season with the likes of James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keita all approaching the expiry of their contracts, with players such as Jordan Henderson and Fabinho growing older. Trent Alexander-Arnold has played as a kind of false midfielder in recent weeks, drifting into the centre of the pitch, though Jurgen Klopp has not suggested that this is a temporary measure to combat the lack of a top option in the side. 

“Long term, we will see what we can do,” the German said about Alexander-Arnold’s role in midfield (opens in new tab). “It depends on the new players we bring in and who can play in different positions, that’s clear, but it suits him extremely well.”

Liverpool star Trent Alexander-Arnold looks on during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Liverpool FC at Goodison Park on September 03, 2022 in Liverpool, England.

Liverpool star Trent Alexander-Arnold has featured in midfield on the ball for Liverpool of late (Image credit: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Klopp referencing new buys is interesting, given that he has never previously seen Alexander-Arnold as an orthodox midfielder – meaning that his recent comments could be referring to who the Reds bring in this summer.

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