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Report: Liverpool actually considered signing £50m England international midfielder this summer

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Liverpool considered making a move for James Ward-Prowse in the summer, Goal.com report.

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Liverpool ultimately didn’t sign a central midfielder after Georginio Wijnaldum departed, but it appears that Jurgen Klopp wasn’t always so set on just keeping his current options in place.

The Liverpool boss did consider making a move for the Southampton man.

However, with Harvey Elliott developing excellent, it was ultimately decided that Liverpool shouldn’t pull the trigger.

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If the Reds had gone for Ward-Prowse they would have met a firm resistance from Southampton.

The Saints batted away offers from Aston Villa over the summer and ultimately the midfielder penned a new contract.

That deal has only raised his value to Southampton, with the Athletic saying his asking price is now set at £50 million.

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Would Ward-Prowse have thrived at Anfield?

The appeal of signing Ward-Prowse for Liverpool would have been obvious, though.

The England international is an excellent technical operator, who is a real set-piece specialist.

And he could have increased Liverpool’s creativity if he had arrived at Anfield over the summer.

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