Desperate Jurgen Klopp set to launch bid for Leeds sensation to bolster Liverpool attack

Desperate Jurgen Klopp set to launch bid for Leeds sensation to bolster Liverpool attack

- Raphinha joined Leeds on a four-year-deal for £17million having signed a contract in October

- The Brazilian forward has been impressive since he arrived the Premier League club

- Reports say Jurgen Klopp is desperate to sign the 24-year-old to Liverpool this summer

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Liverpool are reportedly looking to launch a bid for impressive Leeds forward Raphinha this summer in a bid to bolster their attack in the coming season.

SunSport are reporting that Jorgen Klopp has made the player a transfer target hoping he would help reduce the attack burden on Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane.

The reigning Premier League champions have been very poor in their recent games as they lack the attacking in-depth which consequently led to back-to-back defeats.

Klopp is reportedly considering offloading some players including Divock Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri.

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It was gathered that the manager will now set his sights on Raphinha ahead of the summer according to France Football via SunSport.

Premier League club Leeds signed the player at the start of this season in October for £17million.

The 24-year-old Brazilian joined the English club from Ligue 1 side Rennes and signed a four-year deal.

He has impressed since his arrival at the Eland Road and now the Premier League champions are hoping to lure him away just a year into the contract.

And it's easy to see why Klopp is a fan of Raphinha as the Brazilian put in a Man of the Match performance in the 2-0 win over Crystal Palace on Monday.

Desperate Jurgen Klopp set to launch bid for Leeds sensation to bolster Liverpool attack

Raphinha could be on his way to Liverpool this summer. Photo: Paul Greenwood
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However, Virgil van Dijk has repeated Jordan Henderson's rallying cry after Liverpool slumped to a 4-1 defeat to Manchester City at Anfield over the weekend.

The Dutch centre-back is yet to return to the squad and is currently was recovering from a knee injury.

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The Reds needed the match to get back into position to challenge for the Premier League title but they are now trailing City with ten points following the loss.

Joel Matip and Joe Gomez are also on the injury list which has prompted Jurgen Klopp to sign Ozan Kabak and Ben Davies during the January transfer window.

Recall that Legit.ng earlier reported that Manchester City thrashed defending champions Liverpool 4-1 in a thrilling Premier League encounter at Anfield to open a five-point gap over second-place team Manchester United.

The Citizens came into the game on Sunday, February 7, in a stunning run of form having gone 13 matches without a defeat.

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