Report: Liverpool opening talks for Piotr Zielinski next week, Klopp's thoughts disclosed

Liverpool are reportedly poised to open talks over signing Udinese's Piotr Zielinski.

According to the Daily Mail, Liverpool are set to open talks with Udinese about a deal to sign playmaker Piotr Zielinski at the end of the season.

Zielinski, 21, came up through the ranks with Zagelbie Lubin in his native Poland, but joined Italian side Udinese in 2011, aged just 16.

Tipped to be a star of the future for Poland, Zielinski made just 20 appearances over the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons, and Udinese eventually decided to loan him out to Serie A rivals Empoli before the start of last season.

With 58 appearances to his name, Zielinski has impressed for Empoli, and he has hit three goals and four assists this term, as he puts himself in contention for a starting role at this summer's European Championships.

However, he could enter the tournament as a Premier League player, as the Daily Mail report that Liverpool are opening talks with Udinese this week about a summer deal for the midfielder.

It's stated that Liverpool are very keen to sign the 21-year-old, and Jurgen Klopp is allegedly impressed with his 'high energy style', making him potentially perfect for his Reds squad.

A skilful playmaker who can play as a No. 10 or a little deeper, Zielinski would add another player in midfield for Klopp, whose options in the middle of the park are somewhat limited right now.

Klopp has had success with Polish internationals before, as Lukasz Piszczek, Jakub Blaszczywkoski and Robert Lewandowski all thrive under him at Borussia Dortmund - and whilst a deal may not be immediately close, if Zielinski could have similar success at Anfield, he would turn out to be one of Klopp's finest Liverpool signings.

Would Zielinski be a good signing for Liverpool?

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