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Liverpool must land Giovanni Reyna who’s shades of Philippe Coutinho

Liverpool are reportedly eyeing a cunning swoop for one of Europe’s most promising teenagers and he’s very similar to a former Anfield favourite…

What’s the word?

According to Sport Bild, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is looking to raid his old club Borussia Dortmund for their attacking midfielder Giovanni Reyna.

The 17-year-old wonderkid is entering the final year of his contract at the Bundesliga outfit but is expected to sign a new deal when he turns 18 in November, which would mean that Liverpool would have to pay a substantial fee to secure him.

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It remains to be seen how much Reyna would command as Transfermarkt value the American at £13.5m whilst Dortmund are wanting over £100m for his teammate Jadon Sancho, someone who he could emulate in seasons to come.

Shades of Coutinho

The Black and Yellows have been a hotbed for young talent to emerge in recent years and it appears as if Reyna is the next player to make an impact – already at such a young age, he’s played 18 times for the club, scoring once as well as providing two assists, via WhoScored.

Former New York City head coach Patrick Vieira once compared him to David Trezeguet but Bundesliga.com likened his playing style to that of Kaka, which is high praise indeed.

“His ability to run at top speed for extended periods, breaking into opposition boxes and scoring goals is more reminiscent of AC Milan and Brazil great, Kaka.”

Perhaps he could bring shades of Philippe Coutinho back to Anfield as a result with the website going on to describe the teenager as “a true all-rounder” blessed with “pace” and “excellent finishing ability.”

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The glowing endorsements don’t stop there either, current boss Lucien Favre claimes Reyna has “something special” whilst his father, Claudio, claims he’s a “goalscorer” who can “strike a ball well.”

Liverpool have lacked goals from midfield for quite some time – in his final two seasons at the club, Coutinho bagged 20 times in the Premier League but last term, the likes of Gigi Wijnaldum, Naby Keita, Jordan Henderson and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain only manged 14 between them.

Whether this move can happen this summer or way down the line, he’d be a phenomenal talent to have in Merseyside. Michael Edwards could deliver yet again.

AND in other news, Exclusive: Neil Mellor delivers verdict on huge Liverpool transfer decision…

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