Liverpool linked with Lazio's Correa

The Reds are reportedly willing to break the bank to bring the Lazio forward to Merseyside this summer.
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Earlier this week, reports claimed that Liverpool are looking to offload several first team players in the next transfer window, in order to freshen up the squad and increase their available funds.

If this is true, who may the club bring in to replace those outgoings? 

According to Il Messaggero, via Inside Futbol, Jurgen Klopp is interested in bringing Lazio forward Joaquin Correa to Anfield this summer.

The Argentine international is reportedly available for just half of his €80 million release clause, with the Italian club looking to revamp their transfer hamper for the upcoming window.

The 26-year-old has enjoyed another successful season in the Italian capital, recording six goals and five assists in all competitions. Lazio currently sit sixth in Serie A, only six points off the top four with a game in hand.

The forward was on target for Lazio in their 4-1 defeat to Bayern Munich

The forward was on target for Lazio in their 4-1 defeat to Bayern Munich

Correa joined the Biancocelesti in 2018 from Sevilla for a fee of £13.77 million, following earlier stints at Estudiantes and Sampdoria. Since then, he has played 110 games, with 25 goals and 17 assists to his name.

Considering Liverpool's relatively uninspired attacking prowess this season, Correa would provide another option up top. According to, he ranks in the 96th percentile for shot-creating actions per 90 (4.20) as well as the 92nd percentile for progressive carries (6.08). 

The deal could very well hinge upon whether the Reds qualify for next season's Champions League, with numerous other European clubs prepared to table an offer.

Juventus were reportedly close to signing the forward last summer, but Lazio cut short proceedings, due to not finding an adequate replacement.

Would you like to see Correa at Anfield, Reds?