28-year-old Spanish forward emerged as surprise transfer target for Liverpool

By | March 26, 2020

Liverpool have reportedly earmarked Valencia striker Rodrigo Moreno as a potential replacement for Roberto Firmino should the Brazilian depart Anfield this summer.

Bayern Munich are said to be lining up a bid for Firmino when the transfer market reopens, having earmarked the 28-year-old as the ideal foil for Robert Lewandowski.

Liverpool are reluctant to lose their No.9, despite being strongly linked with a summer move for RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner themselves.

Reports in Spain now state that Rodrigo is also on Jurgen Klopp’s radar as a possible replacement for Firmino, although his preference remains to keep the South American at the club.

Rodrigo has also been connected with Barcelona as the Catalan side consider attacking reinforcements of their own, with Valencia believed to want around €50 million (£43.6m) for the Spaniard.

The 28-year-old has netted five goals and created 11 more in 26 appearances for Los Murcielagos this season, compared to 10 goals and 12 assists for Roberto and 27 goals and 11 assists for Timo.

Meanwhile, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is reportedly set to seek a ‘comprehensive file’ on Egypt’s training plans for the 2020 Summer Olympics to decide whether or not Mohamed Salah can join his country later this year.

Egypt U23 coach Shawky Gharib has expressed his desire to see Mohamed represent the national side at the upcoming event, but the Reds’ star man is yet to make a decision about taking the star up on his offer this summer.

However, according to Ahram Online, Jurgen is desperate to seek reports about the tournament before allowing the forward to take part in the competition.