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Liverpool: Lazio’s Joaquin Correa could oust Xherdan Shaqiri

Liverpool could be set to add Joaquin Correa to their extensive portfolio of attacking options this summer.

According to Il Messaggero [via Inside Futbol], the Reds are interested in the Lazio forward and could sign him for as little as €40m (£35m).

With current Liverpool winger Xherdan Shaqiri previously hinting that he is not happy with his current role at Anfield, Correa could well be the perfect replacement.

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At the age of 26, the Argentine has developed a reputation as an exciting and confident player with the ball. Having joined Lazio in 2018 from Sevilla, the £27m-rated winger has gone on to make 110 appearances for the Italian giants in the time since, scoring 25 goals and setting up a further 17.

As a matter of fact, he is currently in the midst of another profitable campaign at the Stadio Olimpico, with 11 goal contributions so far throughout 2020/21.

Whilst that might not seem overly impressive, it must be noted that Shaqiri has only managed to notch a total of 17 goal contributions in his three years at Anfield. It goes without saying that, should the Swiss international decide to leave Merseyside in the future, Correa would be an excellent replacement.

Capped on five occasions for the Argentina national side, the Lazio man has earned praise from his compatriots. Former Manchester United and Chelsea midfielder Juan Sebastian Veron has kept a close eye on Correa’s development, stating that he is “crushing it” whilst in Italy.

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Indeed, the Reds should be well aware of his talents, with the winger having swept in an equalising goal in a 2-2 draw between Sevilla and Liverpool in the Champions League at Anfield back in 2017.

Whilst already being blessed with a talented squad of forward-thinking players at Anfield, Jurgen Klopp could certainly use the addition of Correa this summer, especially if he does indeed lose Shaqiri.

AND in more news, the Reds should make sure they don’t sign this World Cup winner…

Article title: Liverpool: Lazio’s Joaquin Correa could oust Xherdan Shaqiri

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