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Premier League club slash £20m from 21-year-old Liverpool target’s price tag

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Brighton reduce the price tag for Liverpool transfer target Moises Caicedo by £20million

In what could be a significant boost for Liverpool, transfer target Moises Caicedo sees for himself a reduced price tag set by his club Brighton and Hove Albion. The 21-year-old Ecuador international is putting in top-notch performances for both club and country in his short while in the Premier League.

As per The Mirror, a bid of around the £65million mark should be enough to get a deal through with the Sussex outfit. Chelsea and Newcastle also show interest, but the Merseysiders are the front-runners to land the central midfielder.

In 19 appearances for the Seagulls across all competitions this season, he has a goal and an assist to boot. His role in the side has pretty much stayed the same even with the change of managers from Graham Potter to Roberto de Zerbi as a recovery expert, and transition from defence to attack, a role pretty similar to that of Fabinho, but from an advanced position on the pitch.

Liverpool transfer target Moises Caicedo.
Liverpool transfer target Moises Caicedo. (Getty Images)

Moises could bring Victory to Liverpool

Liverpool’s difficult start to the season can be pointed out to the inconsistencies in midfield with Fabinho and Jordan Henderson looking far off from their best which has put the Reds in compromising positions multiple times this season, and that is one of the reasons why we are not going anywhere better than sixth spot on the league standings.

A player like Caicedo, who is still young, and more or less proven on the big stage after his World Cup antics could provide the Reds with much-needed depth and competition for a place in the starting XI in the situation we find ourselves in.

James Milner, alongside Hendo and Thiago, is certainly beyond his best, and we will for sure need to find someone to play beyond the trio in the long term. Caicedo has already shown that he is a combative midfielder who isn’t afraid to go toe-to-toe with the Premier League’s elite players and would be a brilliant long-term acquisition for us.

Fabinho has not been at his usual level for Liverpool this season.
Fabinho is not at his best for Liverpool this season. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Moreover, Fabinho, who looks a bit off his pace, could do with some competition for his place in the XI, and Caicedo could help in that aspect as well due to his versatility.

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With a reduced price tag, Liverpool could actually move for Caicedo, but given his importance in the Brighton squad, it is highly unlikely that the player moves in the middle of the season. But hey, the only certainty in football is uncertainty.