Liverpool closing in on Yacine Brahimi transfer

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It appears that Liverpool could be on the verge of completing the biggest transfer in their history. 

That's according to Portuguese outlet A Bola, who claim that the Merseyside outfit are closing in on the signing of Porto winger Yacine Brahimi.

The club could pay a mega £45 million to bring the talented Algeria international to Anfield ahead of the 2016/17 campaign. 


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Brahimi, 26, has played a prominent role for Porto this season, making 33 league appearances. 

The exciting wide-man moved to Porto from Spanish outfit Granada back in 2014 and has quickly established himself as one of the leading players in the Primeira Liga. Ultimately, though, it appears that his time in Portugal could be approaching its end. 

Liverpool changes 

It has been well documented, of course, that revered Reds coach Jurgen Klopp is set to change the dynamic of his squad ahead of the new campaign. 

Liverpool could only muster up an eighth-place finish in the Premier League last season, while they were beaten in both the Capital One Cup and Europa League final. 

It's certainly not surprising that Klopp is set to make an impact in the transfer window this summer, but spending as much as £45m on Brahimi would represent a major risk. 

Andy Carroll, who signed for the club for £35m, is the club's current record signing, but things quickly turned sour for him at Anfield. 

That's not to say that Brahimi wouldn't become a success story at Liverpool, but fans will have their doubts. 

Klopp comments 

But Reds fans should trust Klopp. The German coach, who brought goalkeeper Loris Karius to the club from Bundesliga side Mainz on Tuesday, previously admitted that his team will look different next season.

Speaking after his side were beaten at the hands of Sevilla in the Europa League final, the ex-Borussia Dortmund chief, as per the Liverpool Echo, stated: “This team will be a little bit different next year, that's clear. We we will do something with transfers, that's clear.

“First of all, we need to use the experience. I'm sure we will be in a final again and have decisive moments, and if we have decisive moments we all have to react better.

“It is clear we are not in a European tournament next year so we don't have football on Wednesday or Thursday so we will have time to train and we will for sure come back stronger.

“Hopefully we have nobody injured early in pre-season. Euro 2016 will be a long tournament for a lot of my players. Then we have a short break and start again.

“We had a few moments where we have overperformed but then to have this consistency in the game you need a bit more time."

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