Liverpool are monitoring Real Betis midfielder Guido Rodriguez. The Reds have had serious injury problems this season, especially in midfield. For that reason, Artur Melo was taken on loan from Juventus, but it was revealed at the weekend that the Brazilian will be out for three to four months due to an injury sustained in training.
Now manager Jurgen Klopp is ready to turn to the transfer market again in January and Rodriguez has emerged as an option, reports Estadio Deportivo.
The defensive midfielder has been with Betis since January 2020 and has a contract with the club until June 2024. He has become a key player for Sevilla under Manuel Pellegrini and was part of the side that won the Copa del Rey last season. The 28-year-old also has 25 caps for Argentina and looks set to be included in next month’s World Cup squad.
The outlet claims that Betis did not receive a “solid offer” for Rodriguez in the summer, allowing them to keep hold of him, but some of Europe’s top teams, including Liverpool, could try to sign him in January. The information also states that Betis may still try to offer him a new contract.
Rodriguez, who scored against Roma in the Europa League last Thursday, largely operates as a holding midfielder and could play in Fabinho’s position at Liverpool.
Liverpool ‘eye January move for Real Betis’ Guido Rodriguez’ after devastating injury setback for Arthur Melo https://t.co/Rd3uQGLHhZ
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