Liverpool eyeing ‘New De Bruyne’ again after missing out in him in 2016

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Liverpool are still monitoring the progress of Polish midfielder Piotr Zielinski, a player earmarked by Jurgen Klopp during the German’s first summer at the helm, Italian outlet CalcioMercato reckon.

In 2016, it was expected that Zielinski would make the move from Udinese to Anfield, after he was pictured with the Liverpool shirt, but Klopp went with Gini Wijnaldum instead and the young midfielder signed for Napoli.

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Under Maurizio Sarri, Zielinski isn’t a regular and has actually only made eight Serie A starts this term – but that’s because of Amadou Diawara, Jorginho and Allan – three superb options for the manager ahead of him.

Sarri has likened Zielinski to Kevin de Bruyne and it doesn’t look like he’ll easily sell:

“He is an absolute talent, he also has great physical skills and if he grows in the level of personality, he can play in any area of the court, the new De Bruyne,” the Napoli boss said.

With Emre Can departing, we undeniably need extra options centrally, but we’d actually prefer Liverpool targeted Jorginho – and here’s why.


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