Jurgen Klopp has set his sights on Moroccan star Sofyan Amrabat, with Liverpool keen on the midfielder, according to reports.
The 26-year-old is currently with the Atlas Lions at the World Cup in Qatar and has proven instrumental in helping them reach the quarter-finals.
Amrabat played every minute for Walid Regragui’s side, including all 120 minutes in the win over Spain on Tuesday.
According to French outlet Foot Mercato, Klopp has met with Amrabat’s representatives as he seeks his services.
The Reds are in desperate need of further reinforcements in midfield, having lost key target Aurelien Tchouameni to Real Madrid in the summer.
Amrabat, who plays for Fiorentina, is said to be ready to leave the Serie A giants as he wants to play Champions League football.
After impressing for Morocco so far, he has also had a superb two-and-a-half seasons with La Viola, having joined Club Brugge in 2020.
With only a year and a half remaining on his current deal in Italy, Fiorentina could be open for sale to cash in on his value now.
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Further talks are expected to take place after the World Cup, with Liverpool hoping to land their man.
Tottenham have already targeted the player, and Inter Milan have also reportedly expressed interest in the star.
His agent Mohammed Sinouh also claimed there was a lot of interest in Amrabat following his displays in Qatar.
“Of course I get a lot of phone calls for Sofyan. The whole world saw that he was the best midfielder in the World Cup,” he said.
“Sofyan is a top professional, he is focused on the World Cup with Morocco.”
Amrabat’s brother Nordin, who played for Watford between 2016 and 2018, insists clubs are going in circles.
“I’m really incredibly proud of Sofyan,” he told Dutch outlet De Telegraaf.
“When you play so well on such a stage, in three matches against countries like Croatia, Belgium and Canada, you have a lot going for you.
“I think the best clubs in Europe that were sleeping have now woken up.
“In January, Sofyan himself was already in talks with Tottenham Hotspur, but there was no agreement on the transfer fee with Fiorentina.
“I think interested parties will now align.”
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