Liverpool are keeping an eye on Moises Caicedo amid a potential swoop, according to journalist Rudy Galetti.
The Reds have been desperately poor this season with them currently ninth in the table and 10 points off the Champions League places as we near the halfway stage.
One of the fundamental reasons for that is their midfield problems, with a combination of injuries and poor form leaving Jurgen Klopp’s side looking a shadow of their former selves.
After announcing the signing of forward Cody Gakpo from PSV Eindhoven for £37m before the window even opened, it’s a surprise to see that the Reds have not kicked on, either on the pitch or in the transfer market.
But one name who has been heavily linked with an Anfield move is Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Caicedo, who Sky Sports reported is being monitored by Liverpool.
Speaking to GiveMeSport, Galetti revealed that Klopp is insistent on a new midfield option, with the journalist saying:
“It’s hard to say with certainty right now. Klopp, for sure, has asked for a central midfielder. Moises Caicedo is one of the names Liverpool are monitoring with attention, but Brighton, to date, have no plans to sell him.”
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Caicedo has been incredible since breaking into the Seagulls side and has caught the attention of Chelsea as well, with The Guardian claiming £70m will be needed to prise him away from the Amex.
Even for a player dubbed a ‘future leader’ by Jacek Kulig, the price tag is eye-watering, with the 21-year-old only making his 30th appearance for Brighton in their 3-0 demolition of the Reds at the weekend.
Despite enjoying an incredible season, the Ecuadorian only made his Seagulls debut in April, and is amazingly being tipped for £70m moves only nine months later.
It would prove incredibly risky business from Liverpool to sign Caicedo when he hasn’t featured enough to know where his true ceiling remains in football.