Liverpool report: Dutch wonderkid's agent spotted in Liverpool ahead of potential move

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp interviewed following the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Liverpool FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Anfield on January 07, 2023 in Liverpool, England.
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Liverpool may well be in talks with an unlikely midfield star over a January move to Anfield. 

The Reds have struggled this season and find themselves in ninth, in part thanks to a dysfunctional midfield. Fabinho, Stefan Bajcetic, Curtis Jones, Naby Keita, Thiago Alcantara, Arthur Melo, Jordan Henderson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, James Milner, Harvey Elliott and Fabio Carvalho are all options – though many have either been injured or out of form this term.

The rumour mill is touted big-money bids for the likes of Moises Caicedo and Mason Mount – though one cheaper option may have emerged in recent days.

Liverpool players looking dejected after conceding in their 3-1 defeat to Brentford in the Premier League.

Liverpool are struggling this season – and the midfield is causing issue (Image credit: Getty Images)

According to the Liverpool Echo (opens in new tab), Ryan Gravenberch's agent, Rafaela Pimenta, was present for the goalless draw against Chelsea at Anfield at the weekend. The Dutch star moved to Bayern Munich in the summer but has not featured regularly – though there have been few rumours linking him with a move. 

A more likely link may be that another of Pimenta's clients, Denzel Dumfries, is rumoured to be on Chelsea's radar – though a Gravenberch loan to Merseyside would make sense for all parties. 

Gravenberch is just 20 years old but has plenty of experience in midfield threes from his time at Ajax. He is arguably an upgrade on a number of Liverpool's midfield options, offering the kind of physicality and technical security that Klopp values in his midfield.

With assistant manager, Pep Ljinders' influence apparently growing with the acquisition of fellow Dutchman Cody Gakpo, Gravenberch would increase the Netherlands contingent at Melwood at least until the summer. 

Ryan Gravenberch of FC Bayern Muenchen gestures after the pre-season friendly match between DC United and Bayern Munich at Audi Field on July 20, 2022 in Washington, DC.

Could Ryan Gravenberch move to Liverpool? (Image credit: S. Mellar/FC Bayern via Getty Images)

Other potential options judging by Pimenta's client list would include Xavi Simons, Dumfries or Donyell Malen.

Gravenberch is valued at €30m by Transfermarkt (opens in new tab).

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Moises Caicedo could be one of two Brighton midfielders heading to Merseyside: the Reds are said to be in a four-way race to sign Alexis Mac Allister, with three European sides also reportedly keen on the Argentine World Cup winner.

Liverpool are also thought to be working on a £44m summer deal for Wolves midfielder Matheus Nunes, while they could go head-to-head with Tottenham for for Sofyan Amrabat, who starred for Morocco at Qatar 2022.

In other news, recent Anfield arrival Cody Gakpo has revealed that compatriot Virgil van Dijk influenced his decision to join the Reds.

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