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Liverpool plotting summer raid for Real Madrid winger

Liverpool are reportedly considering a summer move for £10m-rated Real Madrid winger Lucas Vazquez, who remains out of favour at the Bernabeu.

The 24-year-old has started just eight games all season, as he remains behind Gareth Bale in the pecking order under Zinedine Zidane.

Given that it is highly unlikely that he will become a first-team regular any time soon, it is reported by The Express that Jurgen Klopp will look to take full advantage of the situation.

The German tactician not only sees Vazquez as a player that can add quality to his own squad at Anfield, but given that he will more than likely be available relatively cheap, it would make sense from both a football and business perspective.

It is claimed that Vazquez has been on the former Dortmund boss’s radar since his season-long loan deal with Espanyol last season, and so he will certainly be keen on finally landing his man.

The Spaniard returned to Madrid with high hopes of breaking into the first-team this season, but unfortunately for him it has been a thankless task given the talent currently at Zidane’s disposal up front.

As for Liverpool, it will be an important summer ahead for the club as Klopp gets his first real chance to bolster his squad and bring in players that fit his ideals and system.

The 48-year-old has had to work with what was left from Brendan Rodgers’ era after his arrival last year, and he has done a solid job for the most part as Liverpool continue to push for European qualification in the Premier League as well as silverware with the Europa League.

Nevertheless, this season was always going to be seen as a transitional period under Klopp, and he will be judged and assessed accordingly next year when he will have no excuses if the club continues to underachieve.

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