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Liverpool could see their future 'extraordinary' midfield powerhouse in action tonight - TBR View

Liverpool were linked with Franck Kessie over the summer and, with his contract expiring next summer, could still be keeping tabs on him.

Gazzetta dello Sport reported in July that the Reds were eyeing the AC Milan midfielder.

Italian journalist Claudio Raimondi, speaking to Sport Mediaset, said at the time: “Liverpool are being serious.

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“They’re offering a lot in terms of salary, especially given his contract’s expiring (next summer).”

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Earlier this month, Il Milanista claimed Paolo Maldini will float the idea of a swap deal between Kessie and Thiago Alcantara when the two meet in the Champions League.

Tonight,. the two sides lock horns at Anfield, and Liverpool fans will have the chance to see the 24-year-old up close, as he’s in the squad.

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Liverpool target Kessie – factfile

Kessie has been superb for Milan since joining from Atalanta in 2019 for a reported £21.6million.

The £74,000-a-week ace has clocked up 185 appearances for the Rossoneri and registered 30 goals and 15 assists.

Gennaro Gattuso, a top midfield enforcer in his playing days, is a big fan of the Ivorian.

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“Kessie is clearly stronger than me when I was a player,” Forza Italian Football quoted him as saying in 2018.

“He has seven or eight goals per season in him.”

And Vincenzo Montella, who previously managed Milan, described Kessie as “extraordinary” in 2017.

“He (Kessie) is an extraordinary player, (boasts) sublime intelligence,” Montella told Goal.com.

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