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Liverpool Interested In Inter Milan Duo: A Shrewd Deal If They Can Manage It?

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Prasoon Sur
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To move Liverpool away from the clutches of mediocrity, the gregarious Jürgen Klopp is implementing his tactical nous and his sound understanding of the reinforcements needed for the club in an unquestionable manner. If the reports are to be believed, the Reds are interested in Chilean and Croatian international Gary Medel and Marcelo Brozović respectively after signing the likes of Sadio Mané, Ragnar Klavan and Joel Matip among the big names in what is turning out to be a summer of changes.

To tighten the screws in the midfield, Klopp’s pursuit for Medel makes complete sense. The Inter Milan man was unarguably one of the best performers in the Copa América Centenario and the fact that the Serie A outfit have put him up for negotiating a sale should be an impetus for Liverpool to lure him in. The 28-year-old comes with huge experience from his plying his trade in elite leagues, has the capability to provide a resilient shield to the back four, and his versatility to play as a defensive midfielder as well as a central defender is just a cherry on the top of the cake.

Further, he is renowned for his exalted work rate, knows how to tear up the opposition with his pace on the counter-attacks, passes the ball well to spread the play, has sharp positional sense and would be an asset to the eighteen-time league winners. Undoubtedly, a better set of rotational options will be handed to Klopp if the deal eventually materialises.

The squad Klopp had inherited was far from perfect and the strengthening of the same holds paramount importance owing to the ever rising competitiveness of the Premier League. Considering the need to better the stature of the side, Liverpool’s ambition for a certain Marcelo Brozović doesn’t really come as a surprise. The Croatian is one of the most underrated youngsters of the generation and Klopp’s charisma in plucking the relatively unnoticed gems is unfamiliar to none. Inter Milan have been crippled financially and despite their reluctance, they might actually be forced to sell Brozović who had a stellar Euro 2016 campaign in France.

TOPSHOT - Croatia's midfielder Marcelo Brozovic kicks the ball during the Euro 2016 round of sixteen football match Croatia vs Portugal, on June 25, 2016 at the Bollaert-Delelis stadium in Lens. / AFP / FRANCOIS LO PRESTI (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS LO PRESTI/AFP/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT – Croatia’s midfielder Marcelo Brozovic kicks the ball during the Euro 2016 round of sixteen football match Croatia vs Portugal, on June 25, 2016 at the Bollaert-Delelis stadium in Lens. / AFP / FRANCOIS LO PRESTI (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS LO PRESTI/AFP/Getty Images)

The summer recruitment drive of the Reds has the 23-year-old as one of their prime targets who never refrains himself from putting aggression and technical jolts throughout the time he stays on the pitch. The positives he possesses such as terrific first touch, a wide range of passing, ability to hold the ball, stretch the defence with ease and finding percussive movements in the final third set him apart.

Medel and Brozović have plied their trade together at Internazionale and the duo can be a perfect fit under the German’s regime at the Anfield. One offers sound defensive characteristics with truckloads of experience while the other has the blend of youth, agility and aggressiveness on his tray. A move to Liverpool would be a lucrative option for both of these stars as the massive club embarks upon a fresh season full of promises and hopes.

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