Liverpool have made contact with Napoli regarding the possibility of landing the Brazilian-born midfielder Jorginho this summer, according to a report.
Esporte.UOL claimed that the defensive linchpin will decide his future with the Serie A side at the end of the season.
And if they land him in the summer it will be the final piece in the Premier league jigsaw for the club that has been so desperate to win it.
With Emre Can seemingly on his way out of Anfield this summer, it’s fair to say that whoever comes in has some pretty big boots to fill.
The German has been integral to the Reds this campaign, providing the link between defence and attack but there have been occasions where his positional sense has got the better of him and he has been left adrift going forward.
This is one of the reasons why if they’re pressed high up the field, they can be caught short.
Jorginho, 26, is an Italian international and a player who sits in front of the back four in the traditional sense.
He can tackle, pass, sense the danger, and is rarely caught out of position which would make Jurgen Klopp’s potential capture of the player, another puzzle solved in the Reds’ quest to become Premier League title challengers.
Of all the sides that pose a threat to Manchester City’s dominance at the helm, there is no team more dangerous to them than the Merseysiders, whose attack tore apart the league’s joint-best defence last time the two met.
It was a game that also highlighted their frailties at the back – with Jorginho in the ranks – and the addition of one or two top-class defenders, Football Insider reckons Liverpool and Pep Guardiola’s men will be the two to beat next season.
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