Jurgen Klopp wants Liverpool (opens in a new tab) take a step in January for Inter Milan (opens in a new tab) midfielder Marcelo Brozovic.
The Reds – who have not significantly strengthened their midfield since signing Thiago two years ago – continue to be linked with the versatile 29-year-old, a vice-world champion with Croatia. (opens in a new tab) Four years ago.
And now it looks like their manager is pushing for the club to complete a deal for Brozovic in the next transfer window.
According to the Italian transfer newspaper CalcioMercato (through the Echo of Liverpool) (opens in a new tab)Klopp is keen to add Brozovic to the Reds’ midfield ranks in the new year.
It is after Football Insider (opens in a new tab) reported earlier this week that Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group had made funds available for a big-money signing in January. Brozovic is currently being rated by Transfer market (opens in a new tab) at £36 million; his Inter contract runs until 2026.
Brozovic joined Inter on loan from hometown club Dinamo Zagreb in January 2015, before moving to permanent San Siro 18 months later. He is one 300 appearance away for the Nerazzurri, whom he helped win the Serie A title in 2020/21.
Regularly considered among the best defensive midfielders in the world, Brozovic earned 76 caps for Croatia and represented them at four major tournaments. He played six of their seven games at the 2018 World Cup, playing the full 90 minutes in the final against France. (opens in a new tab).
Liverpool have only signed one midfielder in the last four transfer windows: Arthur, on loan at the deadline to arrive from Juventus (opens in a new tab) as the Reds struggled with an injury crisis in the middle of the park.
Klopp has however admit (opens in a new tab) that they missed another target earlier this summer. It has been suggested that it could have been Aurélien Tchouameni, who eventually left PSG (opens in a new tab) for Real Madrid (opens in a new tab).
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