Liverpool join race to sign €70m-rated Serie A midfielder

The Merseyside club could be ready to raid Serie A giants Lazio for the signing of midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic in the ongoing transfer window. The summer window is open for business in the PL already and Reds have already made their first signing, with Ibrahima Konate arriving from RB Leipzig.

Having sorted their defence, Jurgen Klopp & co. seem to have now turned their focus towards strengthening their midfield unit, where reinforcements are needed. Indeed, the departure of Georginio Wijnaldum, who signed for PSG on a Bosman transfer, has left a gaping hole in the middle of the park for the Reds.

While they do have options in Naby Keita, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and youngster Curtis Jones, the former two are staring at uncertain futures at Liverpool, while the latter seems to have dropped down the pecking order under Klopp this past campaign.

In addition to that, James Milner turned 35 this year and will need his playing time and workload managed more carefully. With Jordan Henderson also battling injury problems over the past campaign, it only makes sense for the Reds to invest in a new central midfielder despite having brought in Thiago Alcantara last summer.

To that end, the 2019/20 PL champions have been linked with many central midfielders ranging from Barcelona’s teenage prodigy Pedri to Saul Niguez of Atletico Madrid, who is also a target for Man United. Now, Sergej has emerged as another possible candidate that Reds are considering to strengthen their midfield unit before the next campaign kicks off.

Having joined Lazio from Belgian club Genk in 2015, Sergej has grown into one of the top midfielders in Serie A in recent years.