Liverpool miss out on goal-scoring midfielder shortlisted by Jurgen Klopp – reports

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Teun Koopmeiners, who was heavily linked with a move to Liverpool, has signed for Serie A outfit Atalanta.

The Netherlands international reportedly caught the eye of Jurgen Klopp over the summer, with the Reds boss looking for potential replacements for Gini Wijnaldum.

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According to Italian outlet, Liverpool were interested in making a move for Koopmeiners a few months ago.

It’s unclear if there was a change of tact behind the scenes, with Harvey Elliott perhaps causing a re-think during pre-season.

The starlet has been a revelation at Anfield, cutting his teeth in the Championship with Blackburn Rovers, and now forcing his way into Klopp’s first-team plans – appearing in all three of Liverpool’s Premier League matches so far this season.

Teun Koopmeiners has signed for Atalanta

That being said, Koopmeiners is a great talent – and at the age of 23, he’s a solid signing for Atalanta.

The midfielder, who was the captain of AZ Alkmaar, managed to score 17 goals in 40 appearances in all competitions last term.

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