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Liverpool will continue their pursuit of Bayern Munich midfielder Ryan Gravenberch and are set to launch a bid for the player once the Bundesliga side finds his replacement, according to Fabrizio Romano. The Reds have turned their attention to the Dutch midfielder after missing out on their primary midfield targets Moises Caicedo and Romeo Lavia.

Liverpool Intensify Their Pursuit of Gravenberch

Official Bid Ready to Be Sent

Romano has revealed that Liverpool have now intensified their pursuit of Gravenberch in the final days of the transfer window. The Premier League side have reportedly prepared an official bid for the Netherlands international. It is understood that club bosses have informed the Bundesliga champions that a formal bid is ready for the player, although Bayern intends to find a replacement before considering any proposal to sell him.

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The response of Bayern hierarchy during conversations between the two European giants is reported to be ‘not negative‘, which is a major boost for Jurgen Klopp’s side.A formall negotiation process between the clubs will start once the Bundesliga champions give their green light to the potential transfer. Personal terms with the player should not be an issue as the Dutchman wants the move to Anfield.

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What Will Gravenberch Bring to Liverpool?

The former Ajax man is a product of the highly esteemed Ajax youth academy. At 6’3″ he is physically dominant but has also been described as “technically brilliant” by ESPN’s Tor-Kristian Karlsen. The 21-year-old has quick feet and is excellent at progressing the ball upfield from deep. He usually plays in a midfield double pivot as a box-to-box midfielder, which should make him an ideal partner for new signings Alexis Mac Allister and Waturo Endo.

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Liverpool currently lack a physical presence in the middle of the park. Their current options in midfield are known for their technicality rather than their robustness. If the move for Gravenberch materialises, it could help Klopp by forming a formidable double-pivot with his options equally adept at progressing the ball from deep, contributing to attacks, and breaking up opposition attacks.

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