Liverpool could sign "monster" £30m Thiago replacement


It would be fair to assume that now that Jurgen Klopp has enjoyed the fruits of his summer midfield rebuild at Liverpool, attention would be turned to other areas of the pitch - namely, the defence.

Yes, Joel Matip endured a crushing premature conclusion to his campaign (and potentially even his illustrious Anfield career) after suffering an ACL injury against Fulham earlier in December, with his contract set for expiry in June.

And while the backline will receive attention in the near future, the Reds manager appears to be eager to strengthen his engine room further with a top-class holding midfielder.

True, Alexis Mac Allister has done a fine job anchoring the midfield but he will feel that his creative attributes are better served in a No. 8 role.

Regardless, he's been a competent - albeit divergent - replacement for Fabinho, who was sold to Al-Ittihad for £40m in the summer after a stark decline.

A replacement was lined up to no avail, but Klopp might just be considering a return for this touted summer target...

According to Brazilian outlet Globo Esporte, Liverpool could be in with a chance to sign Fluminense midfielder Andre after the Brasileiro Serie A club's asking price of £30m has seen little positive movement from interested parties.

Arsenal and Fulham have also watched the player's performances with fervour over the past several months, with the Cottagers in particular vying to secure his signature.

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