Liverpool want 17-year-old sensation dubbed 'the new Xabi Alonso' - and he's available at bargain price: report

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Everton FC at Anfield on October 21, 2023 in Liverpool, England.
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Liverpool are chasing a midfield starlet compared to the likes of Xabi Alonso and Michael Essien, as Jurgen Klopp looks to steal a wonderkid ahead of the rest of Europe.

A couple of years ago, the Reds had one of the older squads in the Premier League. Klopp has successfully lowered the average age, however, by replacing the likes of Jordan Henderson, Gini Wijnaldum, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino with Dominik Szoboszlai, Harvey Elliott, Darwin Nunez and Cody Gakpo. 

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Mark White
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Mark White has been at on FourFourTwo since joining in January 2020, first as a staff writer before becoming content editor in 2023. An encyclopedia of football shirts and boots knowledge – both past and present – Mark has also represented FFT at both FA Cup and League Cup finals (though didn't receive a winners' medal on either occasion) and has written pieces for the mag ranging on subjects from Bobby Robson's season at Barcelona to Robinho's career. He has written cover features for the mag on Mikel Arteta and Martin Odegaard, and is assisted by his cat, Rosie, who has interned for the brand since lockdown.