'Real deal': Liverpool fans react to Dani Ceballos links

Liverpool fans hold scarves prior to the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Liverpool and Everton at Anfield on January 5, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

Jurgen Klopp reportedly wants to bring Real Madrid's La Liga benchwarmer Dani Ceballos to Premier League runners-up Liverpool.

Dani Ceballos of Spain celebrates the victory with the trophy at the end the 2019 UEFA U-21 Final between Spain and Germanyat Stadio Friuli on June 30, 2019 in Udine, Italy.

One point. One single point.

That is how close Liverpool came to lifting the Premier League title for the first time last season. Unfortunately, draws against the likes of Leicester and West Ham cost Jurgen Klopp’s side their shot at glory as Manchester City’s winning machine steamrollered all in their path and finished the campaign with a remarkable 98 points.

But has Klopp identified the player who could turn Liverpool into gallant runners-up into the Champions of England at last? The fans certainly think so.

Dani Ceballos of Spain gestures during the 2019 UEFA U-21 Group A match between Spain and Poland at Renato Dall'Ara Stadium on June 22, 2019 in Bologna, Italy.

According to Marca, Liverpool have emerged as contenders to sign Dani Ceballos ahead of Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal.

They Merseyside giants have apparently increased their interest in the Real Madrid benchwarmer in recent weeks while Ceballos led the continent's best young defenders on a merry dance as Spain won the U21 European Championships in Italy.

The affable Klopp apparently believes Ceballos, who is valued at £45 million (AS), could provide the thrust and dynamism Liverpool need to give their hard-working midfield some sparkle and skill.

Is Ceballos the missing piece in Liverpool’s jigsaw?

Dani Ceballos of Spain  competes for the ball with  Mahmoud Dahoud of Germany during the 2019 UEFA U-21 Final between Spain and Germanyat Stadio Friuli on June 30, 2019 in Udine, Italy.


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