LIVERPOOL have set their sights on Leeds sensation Raphinha ahead of a summer transfer, according to reports.
Jurgen Klopp is desperate to add some attacking depth to his squad to help lighten the load on Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino.
The Reds have faded drastically in recent weeks, with a lack of attacking impetus off the bench in recent defeats all too apparent.
Klopp is considering a massive trim of his squad this summer, including offloading the likes of Divock Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri.
And the Kop boss has now made Leeds whiz Raphinha his No1 attacking option ahead of the summer window, according to France Football.
Leeds only signed the Brazilian winger in October for a £17million fee.
Raphinha, 24, moved to Elland Road from Ligue 1 side Rennes, putting pen to paper on a four-year deal.
But he could be on the move just one-year into his contract, with the reigning Premier League champions set to come knocking.
And it’s easy to see why Klopp is a fan of Raphinha.
The Brazilian put in a Man of the Match performance in the 2-0 win over Crystal Palace on Monday.
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At one stage, Raphinha left jaws on the floor after a sensational backheeled nutmeg left Gary Cahill looking silly.
Klopp has been buoyed by the immediate impact Diogo Jota had on his fearsome front-line before injury derailed his season.
And the German chief hopes Raphinha could provide a similar spark in 2021-22.
So far this season, Raphinha has scored four goals and laid on a further four assists in 17 Premier League games.
Clearly now fully-settled down in England, the winger has been involved in four goals in his last four top-flight matches.