Liverpool now have a problem if they now want to sign 25-year-old Premier League midfielder


Liverpool could now reportedly have a problem in their pursuit to sign Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz in January.

The Brazilian international has emerged as a target for the Reds heading into 2024, with reports suggesting that Liverpool are keen on signing Luiz after a sensational year with Villa.

The former Manchester City man has played a massive role in pushing Unai Emery’s side into the top-four, and as a result, Villa are not interested in the slightest in selling Luiz in January.

That comes via journalist Neil Jones, with the news potentially causing a big problem for Liverpool in their pursuit to sign Villa as the next phase of their midfield rebuild.

Jones said: “Douglas Luiz is a player I like, and a player who Liverpool briefly looked at it in the summer of 2022. His form for Aston Villa has been excellent, and at 25 he is more in Liverpool’s age bracket than Kimmich.

“The trouble is, Villa are hardly likely to sell at this point, and their finances mean they certainly don’t need to do so on the cheap.”

Liverpool were always going to struggle to sign Douglas Luiz in January

Villa have been arguably the story of the season in the Premier League, with Emery transforming the Birmingham-based club into a force in the English top-flight.

And for Liverpool, signing a player as key to Villa as Luiz was always going to be a massive stretch given how important the midfielder is for the Villains.

Indeed, whilst the Brazilian would have been a brilliant fit at Liverpool, the Reds would have had to break the bank to bring Luiz to Anfield, with Villa unlikely to sell to a Premier League rival.

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