Liverpool: Klopp preparing midfielder bid – report

Italian media outlet, Corriere dello Sport, suggests that Liverpool are readying a summer bid for a prodigious young midfielder.

They say (via The Daily Mail):

Liverpool are reportedly preparing a summer bid for Atalanta teenager Franck Kessie who has also attracted interest from Juventus, according to Corriere dello Sport.

This weekend will be an interesting test for Liverpool because, having been on fire for the last couple of months, they may not look quite as convincing without the injured Philippe Coutinho.

And despite a sensational start to the season most would agree that this is still a Liverpool team in development.

The defence certainly has room for improvement and the Liverpool manager will want to increase the depth of the squad in general. The midfield is well-catered for but the feeling is that the German is undertaking a long-term project at Anfield and we would not be at all surprised if Klopp added a couple more exciting youngsters in the summer.

Just 19 years of age, the Ivory Coast international has already appeared 10 times for his country since his debut in 2015.

After a loan spell last term the midfielder has been on fire with Italian club Atalanta this season scoring five goals in just 11 league outings.

As you will see from the video, he is quick, strong and dynamic and loves to get forward. He reminds us of Paul Pogba in that he never seems to tire and just loves getting from box to box throughout the 90 minutes.

That is a definite rawness about his game right now but he looks like exactly the sort of player that the Liverpool coach could develop into a top talent.

Here are some of his better moments in his fledgling career. Liverpool fans: an exciting potential addition?