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Is Orkun Kokcu moving to Liverpool?

Orkun Kokcu, captain of Feyenoord, has been linked to the Reds. The 22-year-old midfielder would strengthen the Reds’ roster this summer and has been likened to Luka Modric.

Liverpool’s season has been less than stellar so far. They have not been successful in the trophy department and will likely not play in the Champions League next year. They have 65 points right now, good enough for fifth place, one point behind Manchester United with a game in hand.

Liverpool is apparently aiming to bring in two or three midfielders at the conclusion of the season to replace players like James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and Naby Keita. Some of the best young players in the league, such as Alexis Mac Allister, Mason Mount, and Nicolo Barella, have been strongly connected to them.

Orkun Kokcu of Feyenoord, according to FootballTransfes, is another player the club might pursue. The Turkey international is versatile enough to play in the centre or the back of the defence. His price tag of £35 million is well within the Reds’ means. It’s also worth noting that Liverpool would want to bring in ‘big’ players before considering a move for Kokcu.

Is Orkun Kokcu moving to Liverpool?

Kokcu led his team to the Eredivisie championship this year as captain. In addition to making a significant contribution, he scored 12 goals and added five assists in 44 games played.

It should thus come as no surprise that Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are also keen on signing Kokcu. Orkun Kokcu was even likened to Luka Modric by former Liverpool player Mohamed Sissokho in an interview with Tutto Juve. He said that Kokcu has the “same quality of play” as Modric and the “potential to reach his level.”During Friday’s pregame news conference against Aston Villa, Jurgen Klopp addressed the futures of goalkeepers Adrian and Caoimhin Kelleher.

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Both Adrian and Kelleher have seen little action this season, with the former making only one appearance and the latter four. The Reds’ dismal showings in the EFL Cup and FA Cup, along with the stellar play of goalkeeper Alisson Becker, have contributed to their downfall.

Both keepers have played crucial roles in Liverpool’s many championships. Kelleher played a crucial role in the Reds’ domestic double last season, especially in the two penalty shootout victories against Chelsea. Even though he wasn’t the first choice in goal, Adrian was instrumental in the Reds’ Community Shield victory last summer.

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