Italian media, all in unison, are claiming Jurgen Klopp wants Empoli star midfielder Riccardo Saponara.
The Italian tabloid Tuttosport has claimed Liverpool are fighting it out with Juventus for Saponara. Saponara is believed to be a huge talent. Since James Milner and Joe Allen are not in any inspiring form, Liverpool could use his talent. Sky says Klopp is set to move for the Empoli star.
Football Italia is saying Liverpool is fighting with Juventus for the 23-year-old.
The creative midfielder’s stat in Serie A so far:
705 minutes played
So, it can be clearly seen that he has got an eye for goals, with a goal/assist rate per 100 minutes.
He is a playmaker, who likes to create for the strikers.
Empoli has already confirmed that Juventus are already in talks with them to bag him next summer.
Empoli reportedly wants $18 million for him. With the limited chances he got, he proved himself, that makes him a player of interest for Juventus, Liverpool and Napoli.
TMW reports Liverpool want him in January. Without Steven Gerrard, a versatile, creative midfielder who can take good free-kicks is Liverpool’s demand. But, certainly Liverpool won’t deploy him at no.10 role if talks progress.
The obvious reason why Liverpool see him as an addition is because of lack of creativity in Reds’ midfield with Milner, Lucas, and Can struggling and Henderson out due to injury.