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Signing Rodrygo would be a Liverpool transfer masterstroke

Liverpool have reignited their pursuit of Rodrygo Goes, with the Real Madrid winger emerging as a potential solution to bolster their attacking options.

The Merseyside club has tracked him since he was a teenager and wanted to land him before the move to Madrid, but the deal never materialised.

The player’s recent comments in an interview with DAZN have sparked renewed talk about his future.

The former Santos attacker refused to commit his future to Los Blancos when asked if he’d love to see out the rest of his career at the club.

Rodrygo has since stated on social media that his comments were taken out of context and that he is happy to stay with Madrid.

However, despite the retraction, Liverpool should be doing everything to take the prolific winger off Madrid’s hands.

With Kylian Mbappe and Endrick set to join the club, he could be squeezed to the periphery.

Rodrygo has long been considered a potential replacement for Mohamed Salah on the right wing, but he will also be a cracking addition on the left flank.

Liverpool’s left-wing options require an upgrade, with Luis Diaz struggling for goals. The Colombian scored only eight league goals this term.

Rodrygo has been stellar on the right but has shown that he is world-class on the opposite flank. He has the numbers to justify Liverpool breaking the bank for his signature.

The Madrid attacker bagged 17 goals and nine assists this season despite playing in unfavourable positions due to Vinicius Junior occupying the left flank.

His goals were influential as Madrid clinched a record 36th La Liga title and reached the Champions League final.

Rodrygo has shown a knack for scoring important goals, bagging 20 goals in 51 Champions League appearances, including late winners and equalisers against Chelsea and Manchester City.

He takes plenty of touches in the opposition penalty box, putting himself in positions to score and create danger.

If he is open to a move away from the Santiago Bernabeu, Liverpool should be waiting for him with arms wide, ready to pounce at any cost Madrid demand.

His deal runs until 2028 and has a €1 billion release clause, but Liverpool could try to negotiate a much lower fee.

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