Liverpool are keeping a close eye on the possibility of signing Wolves midfielder Mario Lemina.

With less than two weeks left in the transfer window, the Reds’ midfield is still far from being sorted. Stuttgart’s Wataru Endo is due to sign today, but more is still needed.

With that in mind, there are still plenty of names doing the rounds as potential additions. A new one to add to that is Lemina, who French outlet Footmercato have named as a target for Jurgen Klopp.

Mario Lemina
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They claim that the 29-year-old’s impressive display for Wolves against Manchester United on Monday ‘did not go unnoticed.’ Three ‘big clubs’ from the Premier League are said to have kept an especially close eye out.

One of those is reportedly Liverpool, who are ‘following him closely.’ The other interested parties are not named, although there is claimed to be interest from ‘several’ teams in Saudi Arabia.

For his part, Lemina is said to be happy at Wolves. However, a late window departure reportedly cannot be ruled out.

Liverpool keeping tabs on Lemina

As Liverpool scour the market with increased urgency, there are a number of players being mentioned as possible targets.

Unfortunately for Reds fans, there aren’t many of them that truly capture the imagination. Since the pursuits of Moises Caicedo and Romeo Lavia went caput, the market seems a little thin.

Nevertheless, there are still so many players out there who could improve this current version of Liverpool. It may not be a popular notion, but Lemina does perhaps fit into this category.

Mario Lemina
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Having played for Fulham, Southampton and now Wolves in the Premier League, the Gabon international has tonnes of experience. His stay at St Mary’s in particular was very good, with then manager Ralph Hasenhuttl calling his efforts ‘unbelievable’ [HampshireLive].

He may not have ever worn the colours of any truly top sides in England, but he has previously turned out for Juventus.

Lemina is also a player who loves to get stuck in – something Liverpool could do with right now. His desire to get involved was seen in full effect at Anfield last season, when Fabinho was lambasted for a rough challenge on the Wolves man.

Michael Owen called the tackle ‘over the ball’ and ‘late’ while Stephen Warnock said the former Liverpool man ‘knew what he was doing’ on Sky Sports. Don’t worry Mario, Fab’s not around any more, get yourself to Kirkby! Let’s see if anything develops here.

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