Liverpool in Pole Position for AS Roma Captain

Liverpool are reportedly in 'pole position' to sign AS Roma captain Lorenzo Pellegrini.
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The Reds remain hopeful over finishing in a Champions League position, but will need a lot to go their way. The Reds currently sit sixth in the table with just four games left to play.

Missing out on the Champions League or even Europa League will mean that Jurgen Klopp and his side will miss out on a pretty hefty amount of cash, that the side usually depends on for transfers and contract renewals.

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Lorenzo Pellegrini playing against Manchester United in the Europa League. 

That has caused Michael Edwards and his team to look for a different bracket of players, and according to a recent report, it seems like they have found one that not only will be affordable, but will also rejuvenate the current midfield three.

The Mirror suggest that Liverpool could be in pole position to sign AS Roma current captain Lorenzo Pellegrini. The midfielder has been presented an offer to extend his stay at the Italian club but he is yet to sign the extension with less than a year left on his contract.

Pellegrini has been watched by Liverpool scouts for many years, and is not a new target for Jurgen Klopp. It was last reported in 2018 that the midfielder had caught the eye of Jurgen Klopp. 

The now 24-year old has a £25 million release clause in his contract that makes him very appealing to any side in Europe, especially the Anfield side considering the impact COVID-19 had on the club as well as the prospect of missing out on Champions League next season.

Pellegrini has five goals and six assist so far this season which is a perfect asset that the Italian international brings to the game and one that Jurgen Klopp is missing from his current midfield, goals.

With the departure of Georginio Wijnaldum expected to happen in the next few months, Jurgen Klopp will be in search of a dynamic figure that can add more threat to his midfield while at the same time cover all the traits that the Dutch player has.