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Liverpool to follow up £25m Wijnaldum buy with £28.2m swoop for Klopp’s attacking-midfield favourite

As The Telegraph reports, Liverpool are close to sealing the £25m signing of Netherlands international Georginio Wijnaldum from Newcastle United.

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But Jurgen Klopp might not be done there when it comes to attacking-midfield recruits, with speculation linking the Reds with one of his Bundesliga favourites.

According to The Sun, Klopp is ready to follow up Wijnaldum’s imminent arrival with a £28.2m move for Schalke starlet Max Meyer, who he tried to sign two years ago while manager of Borussia Dortmund.

The Sun understands that Klopp remains a keen admirer of the 20-year-old playmaker, who scored five goals and assisted six more in the league last season.

Schalke have a reputation for producing top creative talent, including Julian Draxler and Mesut Ozil, and Meyer is the latest to show great promise.

Should both Wijnaldum and Meyer sign, Liverpool would likely have spent over £80m on attacking midfielders this summer, having started off their spending spree with the £34m capture of Sadio Mane – fee reported by BBC Sport.

Add this trio to Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino and Adam Lallana, and the Reds would arguably have the Premier League’s best resources in this area.

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