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Report links Liverpool with Napoli's Lorenzo Insigne, but do they need him?

Liverpool are among the favourites to sign Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne, report Corriere dello Sport.

The Italian forward’s future has been the subject of much speculation of late and was even booed by Napoli fans recently.

Reports suggest that Insigne’s relationship with Carlo Ancelotti has broken down and that he will be allowed to leave this summer.

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The 27-year-old is reportedly being eyed up by several of Europe’s biggest clubs, with Liverpool competing for his signature.

The report states Insigne’s admiration for Klopp and the history of Liverpool could have “weight” in his decision.

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It is reported that Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain are also keen on signing Insigne.

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While Insigne would be a high-profile signing and add quality to Liverpool’s ranks, his rumoured price tag could be problematic.

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Napoli are said to value Insigne at £60 million, which is close to what Liverpool paid for Virgil van Dijk.

While Insigne would add another lethal edge to Liverpool’s attack, could that money be better spent elsewhere?

There are arguably more areas other than up front that Liverpool need to strengthen, the left-back position being one.

Andrew Robertson is Liverpool’s only real choice there, with Alberto Moreno and Rafa Camacho likely to leave this summer.

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Dejan Lovren’s continued injury problems also mean that Klopp could be tempted to purchase another centre-back before next season.

And with the likes of Firmino, Salah, Mané and Shaqiri, plus the returning Brewster, Liverpool have options up front.

It also looks likely that Divock Origi could remain at Anfield for at least another season.

However, on the flip side, Insigne does add more of a proven cutting edge than the unproven Brewster and sporadic Origi.

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Insigne is fast, full of flair and a lethal finisher – netting 76 goals in 302 games for Napoli.

57 of those goals have come in Serie A, with a staggering 56 assists in addition to these.

He’s certainly an exciting player and is one who still has many years ahead of him.

But if he is looking for regular game time, is Liverpool his best move?

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