Klopp 'pushing hard' for Liverpool to sign Morocco star

Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is reportedly pushing the club to sign a certain Moroccan World Cup star this month. 

Fiorentina midfielder Sofyan Amrabat has been linked with a number of clubs following his starring for the Atlas Lions at the World Cup in Qatar. 

The Reds are reportedly in the market for a new midfielder, with the 26-year-old's energy and combativeness attracting interest from Premier League sides.

Liverpool have already brought in Netherlands star Cody Gakpo in the January transfer window, but Corriere dello Sport have reported that Klopp is now urging the club intensify their pursuit of Amrabat.

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The report added that Fiorentina are planning to offer the midfielder a new contract to fend off interest, but the club's hand could be forced if a fee of €50million is offered.

Klopp recently stated that the Reds will not go on a splashing spree following the arrival of Gakpo this month.

“I am here seven years and it is every window, pretty much the same – we talk about these things as though money didn’t play a role. It is never like this,” Klopp said, as per the Mirror.

“We sign an outstanding player like Cody Gakpo and the next player you can read [about]. We cannot play like Monopoly. Of course we cannot just spend and never could.

“It is a big part of my philosophy, working full of faith and trust with the players we have and not constantly telling them we need another player in the position. With Cody the quality he has, the timing and if we wait until the summer he will be more expensive, it makes sense.

“It is clear that you need real quality in all positions and two teams with the same level that you can rotate and that is what we can prepare. Now that people are surprised when we say we cannot start splashing the cash, that should be really clear.

“If there is something we can do and that means right player and financial situation, we will do it.”

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