The likes of L’Equipe and Sky Sports have already linked the Reds with a bid for the Italian international and this latest story adds fuel to the fire that Jurgen Klopp’s side are genuinely interested in the player.
This will be a great addition wow
— Tebogo Clifford (@TebogoClifford) July 21, 2023
He is like 80 years old
— Mac&dominik (@Trongnghia30523) July 21, 2023
would be the biggest banter signing ever even though he’s class
— tk (@tkh_19) July 21, 2023
— James (@LFC_carnage) July 21, 2023
— cherry (@cherry_lfc) July 21, 2023
awful news but hopefully just wont happen like Mount :S
— Kamouh (J Kam) (@Kamijokkujin) July 21, 2023
We do need him for His experience and 4 squad depth… Sure, He doesn’t expect to jump into our fist eleven.
— Daarmilola (@majarodamilola2) July 21, 2023
Why would we want a player who is always injured when we finally got rid of Ox and Naby 🤣
— Gimmly (@Gimmly4) July 21, 2023
Verratti is not a typical Liverpool target
If the Italian really is on the Reds’ radar, it would be very surprising. For starters, he is the wrong side of 30, which is an age that usually puts off the recruitment team.
Secondly, PSG are reportedly demanding as much as €80m (£69m) which is an eyewatering figure for a player whose performances are only likely to decline in the future.
There will be competition for the player’s signature
It is believed that Verratti has already turned down a lucrative move to Saudi Arabian club Al-Hilal, with the midfielder looking to stay in Europe.
Atletico Madrid and Chelsea are also said to keen on the Italian, although the player’s asking price will be a big obstacle for any team trying to snap him up this summer.