Liverpool’s pursuit of a midfield solution has picked up again as they focus on signing Crystal Palace’s Doucoure, according to The Independent, Liverpool are intensifying efforts to get Crystal Palace’s Cheick Doucoure after losing out to Chelsea for Moises Caicedo and Romeo Lavia.
Liverpools coach Jurgen Klopp wants to strengthen his squad with a number six and Doucoure has emerged as a prospective target due to his potentially lower price compared to Caicedo and Lavia.
It has been reported that Palace could ask around £60 million ($76m) for the player. However, they might require some convincing as they remain wary of losing too many players in this window which could weaken the nucleus of the team. The Malian is also keen to pay under Klopp and agreeing to personal terms should not be a problem for Liverpool.
Other potential options, such as Joao Paulinha from Fulham and Khephren Thuram from Nice, are considered, but Doucoure currently stands out as a favourable choice among them.
It is believed that Liverpool will want to build a competitive lineup for the 2023-24 season and securing Doucoure could provide the much-needed midfield stability after the departures of Jordan Henderson and Fabinho.