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'Liverpool all over'; Fans desperate for Federico Chiesa after 'breathtaking' assist

Some Liverpool fans are eager for Federico Chiesa to join the club after a wonderful assist on Wednesday evening. The Reds have reportedly tried to sign the Italian.

Federico Chiesa is at it again as the 23-year-old continues to grow his reputation sky-high. The Italian shone at Euro 2020, of course, and has already caught the eye on a few occasions this season with Juventus.

And despite Italy losing to Spain on Wednesday evening, Chiesa had people talking about him yet again. His assist for Italy’s sole goal was fantastic and well worth the rave reviews.

Italy cleared a corner but Chiesa refused to let things stop there. He charged the ball down, beat his opponent to the ball and sprinted a good 45 yards with possession. Once in the box, he squared to Lorenzo Pellegrini for a tap-in.

It was sensational work-rate, desire, energy, and intelligence to create a goal out of absolutely nothing. They’re qualities every team loves, of course, and Liverpool fans took to Twitter to hand out their praise.

And ask for his signing, naturally.

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Could Liverpool actually sign Chiesa?

Let’s be honest – this one seems unlikely. Chiesa’s reputation is now at incredible levels and Juventus wouldn’t sell for any reasonable price. They’ll want £100m+ and Liverpool, surely, wouldn’t pay that.

But on the plus side, there definitely appears to be interest there. Journalist Florian Plettenburg claims the Reds did actually bid for Chiesa but Juventus knocked them back.

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Calciomercato claimed Liverpool had a deal in place before he moved to Turin, too. Chiesa didn’t want to leave Fiorentina for the Premier League, though, and held out for the Old Lady.

It’s not completely beyond the realms of possibility, then. Liverpool appear to rate Chiesa highly – assuming these reports are correct – and if he’s available, you can expect them to get involved.

We’re just not sure he’ll ever be available. Chiesa is sensational and if Juventus have any desires to be an elite team again, they can’t afford to let players like that go.

Certainly not for anything Liverpool would actually pay. As much as it pains us, this one might remain a fantasy.

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