Danny Murphy has tipped Liverpool to sign Belgium international Youri Tielemans this summer.
Liverpool have excelled in the transfer market in recent seasons, bringing players like Andy Robertson, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane to the club for what now look like ridiculously low fees.
The Reds will be busy again this summer, owner John Henry admitted on Friday, and a creative midfielder will likely be on the agenda.
Since losing Philippe Coutinho, the depth in other midfield positions has improved, but Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is the only truly attack-minded player in the middle of the park.
Tielemans scored three times and grabbed four assists in 13 games on loan with Leicester, and Murphy thinks he would be perfect at Anfield.
“Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be back, which is a big plus, he will practically be like a new signing.
“Maybe they will let Milner go and one other. Then coming in, Tielemans has had a good season at Leicester, he can open a team up and I am sure Liverpool would love a player like that.”
Murphy has correctly identified a position Liverpool need to improve, as for all their attacking prowess they do tend to struggle against deep defensive blocks due to the lack of creativity in midfield.
Tielemans is only 22, but has already performed to a high level in Belgium, France, England and at international level, earning 21 caps for his country.
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Monaco will likely look to cash in this summer after their disastrous campaign, and the youngster’s versatility, creativity and high ceiling will all appeal to Jurgen Klopp.
The German is a magician at taking young, talented players and extracting the best out of them, particularly improving their end product – just ask Salah and Mane, or Marco Reus and Robert Lewandowski for that matter.
Could Tielemans be the perfect Klopp project?