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12 Jul 2016

Anfield Update: Liverpool chase 'wonderful' €32m Brazilian who wants to play for Klopp. LFC transfer seems unlikely

Over the last few months, Liverpool have been heavily linked with a move for 'wonderful' Paris St. German star Lucas Moura, but is there any real possibility of signing the €32m-rated Brazilian?

According to Sky Sports today, Liverpool remain interested Moura, who is reportedly keen to work under Jurgen Klopp.

However, when asked last night about the possibility of moving to the Premier League, Moura told Foot Mercato:

"I want to stay [at PSG]. I want to write my history here. I am happy here, and if the club want to keep me, I stay."

An emphatic statement, but as Moura himself notes, he'll only stay if PSG want him, and with a new manager at the helm, there are no guarantees.

One thing's for sure: Liverpool fans want Moura at Anfield. Last month, I conducted a poll asking fans whether the Reds should pursue the Brazilian. The results:

Moura's goals/assists ratio isn't the best, but there are clear positives to having him at Anfield:

* Plays for one of Europe's biggest clubs, so he's experienced the pressure that comes with relentless expectation.

* Plays alongside the likes of Ibrahimovic, Silva, Motta, Pastore, Veratti, and Cavani, and that experience with elite players should (in theory) help him hit the ground running in England.

Granted, Moura's goals/assists stats are not the greatest, but he's Only 23, and with the right guidance/coaching, there's room for improvement, and his best years are (or should be) ahead of him. It'll also make refreshing change to see Liverpool sign a player from one of Europe's top clubs and not from a mid-table (or worse) Prem/Bundesliga club.

That said, even if Moura becomes available, the lack of European football on offer will probably prove fatal to Liverpool's chances of sealing a deal.

Can Klopp attract Moura to Anfield without European football?


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