Liverpool keeping close tabs with 25-year-old Serie A midfielder

Inter Milan star Nico Barella is desperate to join Liverpool ‘at all costs’ after another sparkling campaign for club and country. The German manager is renowned for being an admirer of Italy international. Nicolo had a hand in 17 goals for the Nerazzurri last season, as Inter Milan finished in a very strong second place behind bitter rivals Milan.

Barella played 58 times in all tournaments for the Nerazzurri and Italy during 2021-22. The Reds are likely to be after a midfielder this summer. Wijnaldum left the club last summer and was not replaced. Keita, Curtis Jones and Oxlade-Chamberlain could all leave in the coming months.

Reports even claim that Naby Keita has been suggested as possible inclusion in a deal to land the 25-year-old midfielder. Now, the Italian midfielder’s stance on a move to Liverpool has been made clear, he would join the Merseyside club ‘at all costs’.

What a signing Nicolo Barella would be. The report claims he has a price tag of £78m, a price that is enormous, but for a footballer of his quality, is understandable. Nicolo is one of Europe’s best midfielders. Barella has what the Reds lack. What Thiago, Henderson, Milner, and even Fabinho, despite his spurt of goals last campaign, lack.

That is a consistent attacking threat from open play and stats to prove it. If the Reds can improve a near-perfect side, then it is by adding a midfielder that can have a final-third impact. The former Cagliari midfielder is that man. A footballer the German coach was happy to see was missing from Inter Milan’s side when facing the Reds in 2021-22.