Report: Liverpool eye top-flight assist master coveted by Klopp as Lallana replacement
By Laura O’Leary
Liverpool are looking at the possibility of signing Manchester City’s David Silva, according to a report.
The Sun reports that Liverpool would be set to battle it out with Inter Milan for the 31-year-old creative midfielder’s signature, with Emre Can possibly leaving the club next summer.
They also claim that Klopp is a fan of Silva and sees him as the ideal replacement for the injured Lallana.
Silva has made 15 appearances for Manchester City across all competitions this season, scoring one goal and registering a massive nine assists.
The midfielder has been at the Manchester City since 2010 after moving from Valencia in 2010.
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In his seven years at the club, the midfielder has made a total of 321 appearances, scoring 52 goals and grabbing 110 assists for his club.
Trophies have also followed for the World Cup winner at Manchester City, having won two Premier League titles, a FA Cup and two League Cups.
Silva’s current contract at Manchester City is set to expire in June 2019.
Football Insider verdict:
While Liverpool do need to focus on strengthening at the back, rather than boosting their attacking options, signing Silva would be quite the coup. It would be a real statement of intent for their ambitions if they were able to secure his signature from Premier League rivals Manchester City. The signing would be even more welcome if Liverpool were to lose stars that have been linked to the exit door regularly, such as Coutinho and Can. The only downside about the prospect of signing the creative star, is ensuring that Liverpool don’t overpay for an ace the wrong side of 30.
In other Liverpool news, Steven Gerrard has issued this message to Liverpool’s young World Cup winners.