Liverpool told to sign ‘fantastic’ Real Madrid star to fix midfield conundrum
Real Madrid got the better of Liverpool in the Champions League and Harry Redknapp has identified the player he thinks Jurgen Klopp should sign.
The Spanish outfit got the better of Liverpool over the two legs and were the deserved winners in the end.
Across both fixtures, Real Madrid won the midfield battle as the likes of Toni Kroos and Luka Modric were able to dictate the game.
It’s no secret that Liverpool are looking to rebuild their midfield in the summer transfer window and Redknapp thinks Liverpool should be looking at one of Real Madrid’s stars.
When discussing Modric, Redknapp told talkSPORT: “What a player!
“Do you know you used to come in in the mornings and you’d have a piggy for piggy in the middle, after four years I said, ‘I don’t think I’ve ever seen you go in the middle’.
“He never gave it away, what a great lad. I tell you what, is he out of contract at the end of the year?
“I think they’re discussing whether they’re going to give him another deal.
“He’s 37, and I tell you what, you’d take him. Even if you were Liverpool, you’d take him back at Tottenham.
“He’d come in and he’s so great around the place, and he plays every minute of every game, and he’s still a fantastic player. I loved him, he’s low maintenance, just lives for football.”
The Croatian midfielder has played over 1,300 minutes of league football this season which is more than the likes of Jordan Henderson and Thiago have managed.
Modric is still one of the best players in the world and would walk into any side in world football right now.
While Modric’s ability cannot be questioned, Liverpool are more likely to target some younger players in this position.
As the likes of James Milner, Henderson and Thiago are each over the age of 30, they are in need of some younger talents.
Jude Bellingham continues to be a player of interest for Liverpool, although Rio Ferdinand thinks the youngster would prefer a move to Real Madrid.
“I just think if he’s watching that tonight, he’s sitting there thinking if Real Madrid and Liverpool are in for me, there’s only one place I can go, and [Liverpool] don’t finish [in the] Champions League [places] as well maybe,” Ferdinand told BT Sport.
“As a player, you look at it coldly and go ‘I see more trophies here’.”
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