Liverpool target highly rated Italian as Klopp addition

Liverpool are keen to sign highly rated Empoli midfielder Riccardo Saponara according to Metro and are lining up a potential January bid for the Italian.

The former AC Milan attacking midfielder has a burgeoning reputation in his homeland and although he did not breakthrough at the Rossoneri has been involved in national age grade sides.

Saponara played 22 times for the Italy under-21 side over two years and has come into his own this year for an over-achieving Empoli side in Serie A.

The 23-year-old has shown that he can find the back of the net from midfield, scoring seven goals in 17 matches for his club last term and striking three times in Serie A this season.

Jurgen Klopp will be keen to add his own players to the Liverpool squad, with potential that the German will look to the gifted Italian in the January transfer window.

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