Liverpool will need to sign a top quality star if Coutinho departs the club this summer and a certain Croatian international is now heavily linked with the Anfield club.
According to Diario Gol, if the former Inter Milan star leaves then Klopp has lined up his replacement in the form of Mateo Kovacic. The Spanish source have mentioned right beneath the headline that the Real Madrid star has a verbal agreement with Liverpool
It is further stated that Klopp has set his eyes on signing the former Nerazzurri midfielder, who is concerned about playing time at the Bernabeu with stars like Isco, Modric, Kroos and Casemiro ahead of him in the pecking order.
As per the provided Diario Gol link, the Croatian star knows that he would double his wages by moving to Liverpool.
In the last campaign, the 23-year-old midfielder only started 19 times in the league for the Los Blancos under the management of Zidane, scored 1 goal and provided 3 assists.
Kovacic is a versatile talent, who can be deployed anywhere in the midfield. He has proved to be effective in the DM role, creative in the CM role and also productive in the AM role as well.
Mateo’s current contract with Real Madrid will expire in 2021 and it has a release clause (Sport via ESPN) of 50 million euros ($59million). In your opinion, is Kovacic good enough to replace Coutinho?