Liverpool’s midfield deficiencies were shown in their latest outing to Bournemouth, where they fell short to a Phillip Billing first-half goal.
Fans of the Merseyside club will be hoping that this result will be one-of-a-kind as they look to continue on their dominance we saw against Manchester United the previous weekend.
The midfield lacked creativity as the forwards were left to fend for themselves, however, and this problem will need addressing.
A recent report by Inter Live has revealed Liverpool are setting their sights on Inter Milan’s star midfielder Nicolo Barella.
The former Cagliari midfielder has reportedly been on Klopp’s radar for ‘months and months’ and will continue to keep an eye on his situation in Italy ahead of Liverpool’s overhaul this summer.
Barella has been integral to Inter Milan’s success over the years and has been part of a trophy-laden squad that have won the Serie A, Coppa Italia and the Italian Super Cup.
The 26-year-old shone in Italy’s Euro 2020 victory as he contributed to three goals for his country.
It was only last month that Corriere dello Sport reported that the Reds were gunning for the Italian international’s signature and were told Barella was priced out at £62m.
Barella could ignite the missing creative spark from Liverpool’s engine room, and so it’s fair to say that Klopp will be continue to monitor his progress for Italian giants Inter Milan.