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Opinion: Liverpool should swoop for wantaway Bernardo Silva

Liverpool have work to do this summer. Jürgen Klopp needs to strengthen the depth of his side and, if possible, he needs a replacement for Gini Wijnaldum. Liverpool should consider a swoop for Bernardo Silva amid reports that he is unsettled at Manchester City. The move would mirror the signing of James Milner stylistically.

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Liverpool sign James Milner

In June 2015 Liverpool signed James Milner on a free transfer.

The Yorkshireman called time on a five year stay at Manchester City to make the short trip to Merseyside.

Milner was predominantly a right or left midfielder during his time at City.

In his final season he was averaging just 54 minutes a game across his 32 appearances in the league. As a result, it’s easy to see why he wanted a move.

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Upon joining the Reds he became more frequently deployed as a centre midfielder and he excelled in the more pivotal role.

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Liverpool should move for Bernardo Silva

Bernardo Silva wants to leave Manchester City according to The Times.

The Portugal star is looking for a move away from the Etihad whilst Atletico Madrid are willing to offer him an exit in exchange for Saul Niguez.

Therefore, we can assume that the City utility man is open to offers.

Liverpool should consider a bold swoop for Bernardo Silva because his versatility is invaluable.

Of course, financial viability comes into play here. This would be something of a pipe dream.

However, he would be the ideal signing (if we can forget his guard of honour antics).

Bernardo Silva has played no less than eight positions during his club career according to TransferMarkt.

This is the type of versatility which Jürgen Klopp values like gold dust.

He is a wonderful technician and he never stops running, a true a yard dog out of possession.

If he, like James Milner was in 2015, is looking for a move away then Klopp should be begging Michael Edwards for the cash.

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