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Transfer News: Liverpool target Enzo Fernandez prefers a move to Anfield

In what will come as a piece of very good news to Liverpool fans, SL Benfica and Argentina midfielder Enzo Fernandez is believed to prefer a move to Anfield should he leave the Portuguese club next month.

Fernandez has seen his stocks soar high as the 21-year-old played a crucial part in helping his country win the World Cup in Qatar. He was named the FIFA Young Player of the Tournament, an accolade that Kylian Mbappe has previously won.

Liverpool have been very much interested in the midfielder and now have received a boost as it is believed that the young player prefers a move to the Merseyside club (h/t Mirror).

However, as expected he will not come cheap and could cost around £80 million. Previously, Argentina publication Diario La Capital claimed that Benfica and the Reds had already agreed to terms for the 21-year-old.

Jurgen Klopp is in dire need to reinforce his midfield. All the regulars are either ageing or struggling with injuries. The club did not bring in any new midfielder in the summer except for Arthur Melo on loan, who also has struggled to stay fit.

Fernandez joined the Portuguese club this summer, putting his employers in a very comfortable position to negotiate a deal to their likening. He is not the only young high-prolific young midfielder linked with a move to us.

Transfer News: Liverpool target Enzo Fernandez prefers a move to Anfield. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)
Enzo Fernandez would prefer a move to Liverpool. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)

England and Borussia Dortmund star Jude Bellingham is also of interest to the Reds. One of the most sought-after players in Europe at the moment, the midfielder will not come cheap and Klopp will have to fight off competition from the likes of Real Madrid and Manchester City for his signature.

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With the January window less than a fortnight away, it will be wise for the Merseyside club to up their interest. Reinforcements are needed if Klopp wants to finish in the top four this season, with us currently sitting sixth on the table, seven points off fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur.