Liverpool looking to rival Manchester United in the race to sign Barcelona star

Liverpool are looking to rival Manchester United in the race to sign Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong.

Fabrizio Romano confirmed to CaughtOffside via his Substack column that Manchester United were looking to sign De Jong during the summer transfer window.

The Dutch international has opted to stay in Spain this season, but further reports have emerged linking De Jong with a move to the Premier League.

According to Transfers, Liverpool are now in the race to sign De Jong.

Frenkie de Jong in action for Barcelona.

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After a disappointing start to the season, Jurgen Klopp will be looking to bring in reinforcements in 2023. The January transfer window is always difficult for clubs to find the right players at the right price, but if Liverpool want to gain ground on the league leaders , then additions may be necessary in January.

Midfield has been a problematic position for Liverpool this season. Harvey Elliot and Fabio Carvalho have played midfield three times, probably a bit too early for the young duo.

With James Milner and Jordan Henderson showing signs of decline as they enter the latter stages of their careers, midfield reinforcements could be a priority for Liverpool.

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