Liverpool fans want Mateo Kovacic at Anfield

Real Madrid's midfielder from Croatia Mateo Kovacic looks on during the UEFA Champions League football match Real Madrid CF vs APOEL FC at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on...

Some Liverpool fans on Twitter want Jurgen Klopp to sign Mateo Kovacic.

Mateo Kovacic scores in the first half of the Real Madrid vs Barcelona International Champions Cup friendly match at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida, on July 29, 2017.

Liverpool fans on Twitter have floated the idea of signing Mateo Kovacic.

The 23-year-old played 90 minutes on Wednesday as Real Madrid drew 2-2 with Numancia at the Bernabeu in the Copa del Rey.

Liverpool received a £142 million fee from Barcelona for the sale of Philippe Coutinho this week and although Kovacic would not be a like-for-like replacement, fans of the Anfield club are keen to see him on Merseyside nonetheless.

Real Madrid's midfielder from Croatia Mateo Kovacic looks on during the UEFA Champions League football match Real Madrid CF vs APOEL FC at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on...

Liverpool were heavily linked with a move for the Croatian schemer in August when Diario Gol reported that Jurgen Klopp was a big fan of the former Inter star.

He remains something of a fringe player in the Spanish capital under Zinedine Zidane and has only managed five Primera Division appearances, one of which came from the start.

Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool looks on during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium on October 22, 2017 in London, England.

It seems like he would be a viable target for Liverpool if they were genuinely interested, but he wouldn't be cheap. 

In August, AS reported that Madrid turned down a £66 million offer from Juventus to sign him, and with three years to go on his contract, it's unlikely that Real would have to settle for any cut-price deal.

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