Liverpool sent scouting representatives to watch Inter Milan star Marcelo Brozovic in Sunday’s derby-day clash with AC Milan, according to FC Inter News.
The 27-year-old operates as a defensive midfielder and captained Inter during their stunning 4-2 victory over their city rivals at the weekend.
Inter trailed AC 2-0 at the break but roared back with four second-half goals to maintain their challenge for the Serie A title.
Brozovic started the ball rolling for Inter’s comeback by netting their first goal just after the break. His goal was his third of the campaign, whilst he also has four assists.
Liverpool will have been delighted with what they saw, particularly in the second half and it remains to be seen if they hold concrete interest.
The runaway Premier League leaders might be alerted to the fact that Brozovic has a clause in his contract that allows foreign clubs to sign him for £50 million.
He is under contract until 2022 but Inter are keen to get their player tied down to fresh terms, removing the current release clause in the process.
Liverpool’s first Premier League crown now looks like a foregone conclusion and a treble is still on the cards.
One eye might already be on next season in terms of recruitment, however, with several players being linked with moves to Anfield.
Brozovic has a pass success ratio of 89.2% during 2019/20 and also makes nearly three tackles per game too (Who Scored).
Liverpool do have a plethora of midfield options to choose from at the moment.
Jordan Henderson, Gini Wijnaldum and Fabinho have largely been the first choice, with James Milner, Naby Keita and more recently, Curtis Jones provided alternative options.
Brozovic has been Antonio Conte’s lynchpin, however, and interest in him comes as little surprise.
Having signed from Dinamo Zagreb in 2016, Brozovic has played 182 games for Inter, scoring 23 goals and registering 22 assists.
His game is more to do with the defence side, however, and his robust nature could see him become a hit in the middle of the park at Anfield.