13 Oct 2016

'El Principito' to Liverpool? Klopp keen to sign 'special' £45m Argentina star. Offer made in 2015

Liverpool are once again being linked with a move for Lazio midfielder Lucas Biglia, who is currently stalling on signing a new deal with the Serie A side.

According to a recent report in Italian newspaper Corriere Dello Sport:

"Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has his eye on Lucas Biglia, and is planning to make a move during the January transfer window".

The Reds were last linked with Biglia in April, when Sky Sports claimed:

Liverpool's reported interest goes back to the days of Rafa Benitez, but most recently:

* Nov 2015: La Gazetta Dello Sport claimed that Liverpool made an 'enticing offer' for Biglia.

* Mar 2016: UK reports reported that Jurgen Klopp was planning a £25m summer move.

Some info about Biglia, who is nicknamed 'El Principito':

* 30-year old defensive midfielder, whose current contract expires in 2018.

* Anderlecht: 66 goals/assists in 287 games (One every 378 mins).

* Lazio: 24 goals/assists in 103 apps (One every 331 mins)

* Jul 2013: Klopp reportedly tried to sign Biglia for Dortmund.

* Sep 2015: Lazio boss Stefano Pioli's assessment: "Biglia is a special player in terms of tactics, technique, and presence. He gives us something extra".

* 13 injuries in the last three seasons. 3 separate injuries last season (14 games missed). 2 injuries already this season (2 x calf issues). Currently injured and not expected back until mid-November.

It's doubtful that FSG will sanction a big fee for a 30-year old player with a suspect injury history. The older Biglia gets, the more injuries he picks up, and that's not what Liverpool need.

^ Worth £45m according to his Agent.

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