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Liverpool fans react as £54m star shines in Nations League on Wednesday night

Federico Chiesa could not prevent Italy losing to Spain in the Nations League on Wednesday – but he has impressed plenty of Liverpool fans.

Chiesa, 23, has been linked with a move to Liverpool of late after a stunning 20-21 campaign with Juventus – following a brilliant Euro 2020 campaign.

The Italy international had a hand in 24 goals during 43 league and cup appearances last season. He scored 14, creating 10 more for Juventus.

He also netted twice in Italy’s run to final, where they beat England on penalties. On Wednesday night, Spain beat Chiesa’s Italy 2-1 at the San Siro.

The win for Spain not only sees them reach the Nations League final, but also end Italy’s 37-game unbeaten run. Chiesa saw out the 90 minutes.

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He got the assist for Lorenzo Pellegrini’s goal, while attempting loads more dribbles than any of his teammates – with six, as per WhoScored.

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What are Liverpool fans saying about Juventus star Chiesa?

Liverpool need a winger. Mo Salah and Sadio Mane are set to represent Egypt and Senegal at the African Cup of Nations in January.

They have little cover, so Chiesa would be ideal. The £54million (BBC) Juventus signing, though, would cost an absolute fortune.

Given he has already cost that fee – which will not be paid until his loan is made permanent, with an obligation – Chiesa could be worth double.

Liverpool fans, nevertheless, urged their club to make a move and lure Chiesa to Anfield in the next window. Many think he is perfect.

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