Klopp has now had back-to-back summers where he’s missed out on his top midfield target. Just 12 months ago, Liverpool were strongly interested in a move for Aurelien Tchouameni before the Frenchman opted for Real Madrid.
It’s been suggested the Reds are still keeping an eye on the 23-year-old, who played the full 90 minutes for Real Madrid in their season-opening match at the weekend. Tchouameni reportedly has no desire to leave the Bernabeu any time soon and wants to hold down his future at Real.
Liverpool have been linked with other midfielders in the past, such as Inter Milan star Nicolo Barella and Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong.