- According to reports, Liverpool made a bold move for Real Madrid Midfielder before the summer transfer window closed
- The Reds were trying to add some depth and quality to their depleted midfield, caused by injuries
- The report also claims that Los Blancos quickly rejected the offer calling it 'offensive'
Reports from Spain indicate that Liverpool made an audacious move for highly-rated Real Madrid midfielder Federico Valverde before the window was shut this earlier this month.
The Reds made a €100 million bid for Valverde, but Madrid swiftly rejected the offer, terming it as 'brutal and offensive.
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Valverde bid rejected
According to the Spanish newspaper Dario AS, Liverpool made the bid two days before the window closed. The Reds made a stuttering start to the season, something that was compounded by a 4-1 drubbing in the Champions League by Napoli.
Barcelona are reportedly willing to sell Manchester United Frenkie De Jong in January after a move to England collapsed in July
Jurgen Klopp's team has struggled with injuries to key players this season and he was in the market for a midfielder. With that bid for Valverde rejected, they had to settle for former Barcelona midfielder Arthur Melo.
Liverpool injury problems
The Red's sluggish start to the season has been exacerbated by injuries to the likes of Thiago Alcantara, Jordan Henderson, Naby Keita, Fabio Carvalho, Curtis Jones, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who have all missed time at some point.
With the international break coming up, Klopp will hope for an improvement to their injury woes. The Reds have won just two of their six Premier League games and with the postponements of games due to the queen's passing, they will need good depth to compete with the likes of Manchester City.
Valverde scores a terrific goal
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The Uruguayan scored the equaliser for Los Blancos before the halftime whistle. The 24-year-old embarked on an impressive solo run from his half the proceeded to fire from 2o yards into the top corner.
Valverde also provided the decisive assist for Real Madrid's 2022 Champions League-winning goal scored by the in-form Vinicius Jr.