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Report: Liverpool eye move for RB Leipzig star Nordi Mukiele

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Report: Liverpool eye move for RB Leipzig star Nordi Mukiele

According to a report from Le10 Sport, Liverpool have identified RB Leipzig defender, Nordi Mukiele, as a potential summer signing once the season is finished.

Doubts remain over whether Liverpool will make big moves this summer after winning the title.

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The Reds are expected to sign Thiago Alcantara in the coming weeks, while a number of poor performances in the last few weeks may have given Jurgen Klopp food for thought.

And it seems the Reds boss has been keeping a close eye on the German market, with Mukiele apparently identified as a player Liverpool could look to bring in.

The 21-year-old Frenchman has been a more or less ever-present for Leipzig this season. Predominantly a right-back, he can also play further forward and has scored and assisted three times this term.

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Mukiele has six caps for the France under-21 team and is widely expected to take full honours soon.

 

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And that’s something that a lot of Liverpool fans have called for at times this season.

Despite Trent’s brilliance at right-back, there is a growing opinion that he is good enough to occupy a more advanced role and play within the midfield three.

Signing Mukiele, then, would give Jurgen Klopp that option. The young French star looks to have all the attributes of a quality player and should slot seamlessly into the Reds squad.

Leipzig, of course, will want to keep their man, meaning Liverpool will have to stump up the cash. The Germans paid around £14m for Mukiele, so would no doubt be looking to recoup at least that.

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