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Liverpool reportedly closing in on January move for the 'best holding midfielder of the World Cup'
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Liverpool reportedly closing in on January move for the 'best holding midfielder of the World Cup'

Liverpool are in need of bolstering their midfield ranks next year.

Three Reds midfielders – Naby Keita, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and James Milner – are out of contract in summer.

Meanwhile, Jordan Henderson and Thiago Alcantara are 31 and 32 years old respectively.

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However, Liverpool seem to have got the ball rolling in terms of bringing in fresh legs in the middle of the park.

Speculation linking the Reds with a summer move for Jude Bellingham has intensified in the last few days.

While this would be a long-term move, Liverpool also appear to have sourced a much-needed solution for this season.

According to Footmercato, Sofyan Amrabat’s representatives have already held talks with Jurgen Klopp over a potential Anfield switch.

Apparently, more talks have been scheduled for when the World Cup in Qatar concludes as the Reds look to strengthen their midfield.

Amrabat is currently enjoying an outstanding World Cup campaign as the heartbeat of Morocco’s midfield.

The Fiorentina dynamo helped Morocco reach the quarter-finals of the World Cup via a superb penalty win over Spain.

As a key member of one of the World Cup’s success stories, Amrabat is now well and truly in the shop window.

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‘A top professional’

Indeed, Fabrizio Romano has spoken to the 26-year-old’s agent, Mohammed Sinouh, about his client.

“Of course, I get a lot of phone calls for Sofyan,” he told Romano, who shared his comments on Twitter.

“The whole world has seen he’s the best holding midfielder of the World Cup.

“Sofyan is top professional, he’s focused on World Cup with Morocco.”

Amrabat is a great shout for Liverpool, a high-calibre, seemingly available player who shouldn’t cost too much.

He would bring a tenacity and quality to the game which the Liverpool fans would surely appreciate.

In terms of a potential price tag, reports linking him to Tottenham earlier this year suggested a fee of around £12.5million.

With Liverpool desperately needing midfield reinforcements, Amrabat arriving in January would be a much-needed boost.

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