Liverpool boss earmarks Napoli star as new era begins

Incoming Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has earmarked Napoli star Jorginho as one of his first signings with the club, according to the Daily Express.

The 23-year old Brazilian midfield dynamo has been with the club for a year, after the Naples outfit moved to sign him from Verona.

Southampton have also been linked with a swoop for his services, with a fee between £14.8m and £22.2m mooted to be enough to bring him to these shores.

With compatriots Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino and Lucas Leiva in the squad – former Borussia Dortmund boss could be set to add another brilliant Brazilian to his squad in a New Year overhaul.

The German tactician has taken the reins at Anfield after predecessor Brendan Rodgers was sacked mere hours after the 1-1 draw with Everton last weekend.

He had led Dortmund to two Bundesliga titles in seven years, as well as the Champions League final in 2013.