Reported Liverpool target drops big hint about future, says he would love to play with this star

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Piotr Zielinski admits he is thinking about a "big move" in June and says he would love the chance to work alongside Philippe Coutinho at Anfield.

He has reportedly been a target of Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp since the January transfer window, and it now appears as though Piotr Zielinski is doing everything he can to secure a move to Anfield in the summer, according to the Polish midfielder's admission to futbolfejs.pl which was quoted by the Liverpool Echo.

The 21-year-old, who currently plays for Italian side Empoli on loan from Udinese, is thought to have caught the eye of Klopp with some impressive displays in Serie A this season.

It appears that interest is mutual, with the Polish international, who has scored three goals in 28 appearances in the Italian top-flight so far this campaign, suggesting that he has his sights set on a move to Merseyside.

Zielinski told futbolfejs.pl, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo, that he is intent on impressing at Euro 2016 this summer with a view to sealing a move after the tournament in France.

The midfielder said: "Some people say these are just the rumours. I know a little bit more about it. But until now I just try to play as best as I can in Empoli to have a possible chance in June for such a big transfer move.

“My plans for the summer? I’d wish to play well in the Euros. What will be after Euros? Everything will be determined by my play in Empoli and national team.

"Everyone knows Coutinho who is very technically gifted. Definitely he is one of the best Liverpool players this season. I really like his style of play, I watch him closely.

"It would be great to play alongside Coutinho. I am sure we could be a good duo on the pitch. We’ll see what will happen."

Zielinski, who has already scored three goals in 13 senior appearances for Poland, is expected to play a big role in his country's Euro 2016 campaign after impressing in qualifying.

Liverpool's interest in the 21-year-old is thought to date back to at least January, and there were rumours at the start of March that Klopp was hoping to swap young wantaway striker Jerome Sinclair for the midfielder in a complicated deal involving both Udinese and Watford.

It remains to be seen what will happen in the summer and at Euro 2016, but for now, with both the Reds and the player angling for a move, it looks as though Zielinski could very well be a Liverpool man come the start of next season.

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