Liverpool are reportedly keen on signing Mexican wonderkid Diego Lainez during the January transfer.
The 17-year-old winger has impressed at the U17’s World Cup – featuring against England at the group stage founding the net twice in four games in the tournament and is one of very few players to who managed to impress despite Mexico’s disappointing campaign.
Having reached the round of 16 stage they were eliminated by Iraq, although Lainez’ fine form hasn’t gone unnoticed and hosts of Europan club’s including Premier League giants Liverpool
According to the Daily Mail, Jurgen Klopp’s side were impressed by the 17-year-old’s performance in India and now tracking his progress in a view to making a switch to Anfield in the nearby future.
The same source suggests that Lainez is regarded as one of Mexico’s most exciting players and he made his competitive debut for Club America against Santos back in March and already featured for 73 minutes in a cup game vs. Cruz Azul after making a return from the international duty.
Despite Lainez’s exploits, it was a Merseyside Reds youngsters who was one of the players of the tournament. Rhian Brewster claimed the Golden Boot award scoring eight times in the competition– including one in against Spain in the final.
Liverpool are reportedly keeping tabs on £22million-rated AS Roma left-back Emerson Palmieri.
The Merseyside Reds have struggled to sign a quality left-back for several years with Alberto Moreno, James Milner and summer signing Andre Robertson has been the only option for Jurgen Klopp.
In the summer, Liverpool spent £10million for Robertson, but former Hull city ace has made only three appearances for Jurgen Klopp’s side this term.
The Reds head-coach Jurgen Klopp has received heavy criticism for not signing a quality defender to solve their defensive issues.
However, the reports in Italy suggest that German manager may now be looking to sign a defender when the transfer window will be re-opened in January.
Gazzetta dello Sportreporter Nicolo Schira tweeted: “Liverpool for January points #EmersonPalmieri of #Roma.
— Nicolò Schira (@NicoSchira) October 26, 2017
“Ready [with] 25 million euro [offer] and contract until 2022.”
Kop legend Phil Thompson took a swipe at the club for failing to address the problems in defence.
He told the Liverpool Echo: “We were all devastated after Sunday’s game because all our frailties were exposed by Spurs.
“What disappoints everyone is that those issues haven’t been rectified in recent years.
“I said all summer that if we signed Virgil van Dijk, he was never going to be the answer to all our problems.”
Serie A giants Inter and AC Milan set to hijack Liverpool move for Cagliari midfielder Nicolo Barella, according to reports from Italy.
The Merseyside Reds head-coach Jurgen Klopp is believed to be a huge fan of the 20-year-old midfielder and will try to lure him at Anfield during the January transfer window.
The 20-year-old playmaker has stayed in Caligari despite interest from European giants. However, speculation regarding his future at the Serie A club will not go away.
And now, according to Calciomercato, Italian giants are set to rival the Merseyside Reds pursuit of Barella back in January.
The youngster has enjoyed an excellent start to the new 2017/18 season and was recently called up to the Italy national squad for the first time.
Meanwhile, the Merseyside Reds are one of the clubs that have expressed interest in Italian winger Federico Chiesa,
Fiorentina forwards’ fine form have been getting a lot of applause from the hosts of European clubs and it seems that the Merseyside Reds scouts have also been impressed with his performance.
The 19-year-old forward has already earned a place in Italy’s U21 team and being one of the brightest talents in Italy at the moment.