Why reported target Lucas Moura could be a significant signing for Liverpool

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Liverpool have been linked with Paris Saint-Germain’s Lucas Moura.

According to a recent report in the French publication Mercato365, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is said to want Paris Saint-Germain’s Lucas Moura at Anfield this summer.

Klopp joined the Reds in October last year, succeeding former boss Brendan Rodgers and immediately making an impact in terms of improving the side's fitness and work out of possession.

But despite the signs being there, Liverpool have remained extremely inconsistent under the guidance of Klopp and the former Borussia Dortmund boss needs added quality this summer.

The Anfield club currently sit in ninth position in the Premier League table, a similar position to which Klopp found Dortmund when he traded Bundesliga side Mainz for the Westfalenstadion.

In Klopp’s first two seasons at Dortmund, he finished sixth and fifth before he made his defining signing in 2010 - bringing in the relatively unknown Robert Lewandowski from Poch Leznan.

Dortmund, then spearheaded by Lewandowski, won the Bundesliga title in the Poland international’s first season at the club and followed that up with a league and cup double the year after.

That one signing was the missing piece to success under Klopp’s guidance, and PSG’s talented forward Lucas Moura could have an equally telling impact on Merseyside.

The Reds have exciting playmakers in Roberto Firmino, Philippe Coutinho and Adam Lallana, the raw ability which Moura possesses suggest he could be better than all of them, and it’s only a matter of time before he really explodes - perhaps just needing the right manager.

The 23-year-old has been in and out of PSG’s first-team this season, scoring six goals and adding a further four assists in 21 league matches with his most outstanding games coming in the Champions League.

He started both of PSG’s two-legged tie against Chelsea, posting three shots, four chances created via key passes and a whopping nine successful take-ons - more than any other player by far.

The former Sao Paulo ace certainly wouldn’t be available for a cheap price, yet with new TV deals forever boosting Premier League finances, a potential deal is certainly not out of the question.

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