Liverpool need to sign a natural playmaker this summer and should take advantage of Hakim Ziyech’s £25million release clause, as reported by the Mirror.

When Philippe Coutinho left Liverpool, his absence was hidden by the form of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and the arrival of Virgil van Dijk from Southampton for £75million.

This season, the Reds might have played their way to 97 Premier League points and a second  Champions League final in two years but there is still the lack of a no.10 in Jurgen Klopp’s side.

Naby Keita and Jurgen Klopp.

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Another side that has been superb in Europe this season is Ajax Amsterdam.

The Dutch outfit is set to be torn apart by the bigger clubs across the continent, with Frenkie de Jong already on his way to Barcelona for a huge fee.

 

Liverpool are reportedly interested in Matthijs de Ligt and need to be all over Hakim Ziyech if reports about a £25million release clause are indeed true.

Hakim Ziyech

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The Moroccan has all the attributes that are missing from Liverpool’s team at the moment.

His skill set is focused around creating and scoring goals, with his eye for a pass unmatched at Anfield.

The 26-year-old scored 22 goals and assisted 16 for Ajax this season and if he could come close to matching those numbers in a Liverpool shirt, he would be heralded as one of the best players in the world.

Hakim Ziyech.

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A player of Ziyech’s talents is easily worth above £50million and so for him to be available for £25million is an incredible opportunity for Jurgen Klopp to seize.

Liverpool have the money to beat most sides to his signature as they can afford to offer big wages even if they don’t have the kind of money that PSG and Manchester City do.

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