The weird reports in the Daily Mail that Liverpool made a £61m bid for Lorenzo Insigne are, as expected, not true.
But there is at least a small element of truth in the rumour.
Football consultant Ian McGarry has claimed that while no offer was placed, a call to the Serie A giants was lodged.
“I’ve spoken to some people that I know at Liverpool who said there was no bid,” he told Football London.
“It was simply an enquiry as to whether he might be available in the summer as clubs do once the January window closes, they start looking at a strategy for the summer.”
To us, Insigne doesn’t seem like a very Liverpool or Klopp signing…
The Italian is a top quality player, but he turns 28 in the summer and under the German’s guidance, Liverpool have never spent big money on an attacker in that age bracket.
Virgil van Dijk was 26 when we spent £75m on him, but a defender’s shelf-life is much longer than an attacker whose game is based on speediness.
What the story does perhaps show though is that Liverpool are keen on this type of player for next season. That’s a versatile attacker who can play in between the lines or on the flanks.
Today, we penned a piece claiming that if this is indeed what Liverpool are after, Lille’s Nicholas Pepe would be a terrific option!
Who would be your pick, Reds?