Reported Liverpool target Yevhen Konoplyanka impresses in Ukraine while Reds exit FA Cup

Yevhen Konoplyanka impressed yet again for Dnipro, scoring in a 5-0 win over Olimpik Donetsk on the same day Liverpool floundered at Wembley.

Available on a free transfer this summer and reportedly eyeing a move to Anfield, Dnipro winger Yevhen Konoplyanka continued to impress in his native Ukraine this week.

Metro reported over the weekend that the 25-year-old was set to sign for Liverpool, having chosen the Reds over a number of top-level clubs from across Europe.

And the Ukraine international showed exactly why he is regarded as one of the summer’s hottest transfer properties with a fine goal in Dnipro’s 5-0 victory away from home against Olimpik Donetsk in the league on Sunday.

Played three hours ahead of Liverpool’s FA Cup semi-final defeat to Aston Villa, the game was another reminder of the attacking guile Konoplyanka could bring to the Reds' ranks.

A tricky yet tough player, the wide-man has scored seven goals in 28 games already this term for Dnipro, who remain in contention to progress to the last four of the Europa League.

The Ukrainian club claimed a 0-0 draw against Club Brugge in Belgium last week and will go into the second-leg of their tie as favourites to progress.

Konoplyanka has been a key component of their march to the last-eight of the competition, scoring a crucial goal against Ajax in the last round that helped the team progress on away goals.

If he is keen to secure a move to the Premier League, it would not be a surprise to see the midfielder make an impact against the Bruges outfit this Thursday.

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