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Liverpool would give £42.3m for Premier League midfielder

By Charles Cornwall

Liverpool would give £42.3m for Premier League midfielder

The Reds have also been strongly linked with Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham next summer.

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Liverpool are in need of a new midfielder and have been strongly linked with Borussia Dortmund star Jude Bellingham next summer, but have recently been linked with a move for a new midfielder this summer following injuries to Thiago Alcantara and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, it is Brighton's Moises Caicedo.

Earlier in the season, Liverpool brought in young players with top-level experience in Fabio Carvalho and Darwin Nunez. Caicedo could be another of those signings, as the Ecuador international is only 20 years old but already has Premier League experience. Caicedo made just eight Premier League appearances last season but played against Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and the two Manchester clubs. He scored against United.

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This season, the midfielder has played all 90 minutes in both of Brighton's games, including the 2-1 win over the Red Devils at Old Trafford. Caicedo is a defensive midfielder who can also play in midfield. The Ecuadorian could be seen as a long-term successor to Fabinho in defensive midfield.

There is competition for Moises Caicedo

Perhaps paying that price for a Brighton midfielder could be a risky move, but Liverpool often pay big money for players they desperately need. Examples include Darwin Nunez and Virgil van Dijk, although the Reds are not the only club interested in Moises Caicedo. Eternal rivals Manchester United have also been linked with the Brighton midfielder, although they have already secured the services of Casemiro from Real Madrid and Caicedo would not be interested in going to Old Trafford.

Liverpool face Manchester United at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Monday 22 August. Both teams are winless in the league this season. The Reds have drawn their first two games of the season, while Manchester United have lost both of theirs and find themselves at the bottom of the table.


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