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Transfer News: Liverpool to go after Raphinha

According to transfer news from Liverpool Echo, Liverpool could try to go after Leeds United winger Raphinha. The Reds are looking to add to their forward options for next season and they are keen on the Brazilian who lit up the Premier League last season.

The Brazilian forward has had a great year at Elland Road, which saw Leeds United impress in the Premier League. He was signed by Marcelo Bielsa last summer from Stade Rennais and has since mesmerized the Leeds fans. With 8 goals and 11 assists over the course of the season, Raphinha has caught the eyeballs of some of the biggest clubs in Europe.

Liverpool interested in Raphinha (GETTY Images)

Liverpool interested in Raphinha (GETTY Images)

Raphinha has done fantastically for Leeds this season and has been one of their chief threats. His eye for a pass, those tricks, flicks and dribbles, with everything he has done, he has managed to catch the eye of sides like Liverpool.

It has been said that the Brazilian shares a trait similar to that of Liverpool legend Steven Gerard. The Brazilian likes to take shots from distance, often from more than 30 yards out or out of the box. While Klopp’s side hardly encourage that, the Leeds winger can add much more to the side with his other attributes.

Southampton v Leeds United Premier League 18/05/2021. Leeds United forward Raphinha 18 during the Premier League match between Southampton and Leeds United at the St Mary s Stadium, Southampton, England on 18 May 2021.

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Adding Raphinha may be a good decision by Liverpool. With the likes of Firmino and Mane not enjoying the best of seasons at the club, it makes sense to bolster the frontline. The 24-year-old is a player entering his prime years. Add to that, he already has Premier League experience and would not need much time to adjust to the surroundings at Anfield.