Liverpool hopeful of signing 19-year-old target this month, Klopp very keen.
Liverpool have been linked with a move for Southampton midfielder Romeo Lavia in recent weeks.
A report from Football Insider claims that Liverpool are in contact with Southampton regarding a summer move for the 19-year-old defensive midfielder and they are optimistic that a deal can be done by the end of the month.
Meanwhile, the midfielder is a target for clubs like Arsenal and Chelsea as well.
Liverpool need to bring in a quality defensive midfielder this summer especially with Fabinho being linked with a move to Saudi Arabia.
Lavia had an impressive campaign with Southampton last season and he could prove to be a solid long-term acquisition. Southampton will probably look to demand a premium for his services.
The former Manchester City midfielder has the potential to develop into a top-class Premier League player and a move to Liverpool could help him continue his development with regular football under a world-class coach like Jurgen Klopp.
The talented young Southampton midfielder is apparently admired by the German boss, who is eager to bring the teenager to Germany this summer. The midfielder shares the Liverpool project’s conviction.
Because Southampton was demoted to the Championship, the 19-year-old can try to play in the Premier League next year. It will be difficult to pass up the chance to join Liverpool, so whether the two teams can come to an agreement right away is still up in the air.
His contract has a buyback clause that will become active for Manchester City next summer, so Liverpool needs to move quickly to close the deal.