Jürgen Klopp wanted to sign Federico Valverde from Real Madrid

Liverpool were keen on signing Federico Valverde from Real Madrid, reveal AS.

It is believed that Jürgen Klopp asked Liverpool’s board to sign Federico Valverde from Los Blancos on the final day of the transfer window.

According to AS, the Premier League side contacted the European champions and were willing to pay €100m to secure the services of the Uruguayan midfielder.

However, Real Madrid firmly refused to sell Valverde to Liverpool as they deemed the midfielder irreplaceable, especially considering the timing of the offer.

Despite having three years left on his current deal, the 24-year-old’s contract was extended from 2025 to 2027, with his release clause set at €1bn.

Federico Valverde is happy at Real Madrid and is fully aware that Carlo Ancelotti considers him an integral part of the team. However, Liverpool may renew their interest in signing the midfielder once the transfer window opens again in January 2023.

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