Liverpool are being linked with a move for yet another Southampton player.
Saints midfielder Mario Lemina is the latest player from the South Coast to be linked with a move to Anfield after an impressive start to life at the Premier League club.
French newspaper L’Equipe are claiming that the former Juventus man has caught the attention of Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp thanks to his performances at St Mary’s so far this season.
Lemina only moved to Southampton from the Italian champions last Summer, in a deal worth around £15m and has been one of their better players as they battle against relegation to the Championship under Mauricio Pellegrino, a former Liverpool player himself.
The Gabon international signed a contract with Southampton which runs to the Summer of 2022, so they could expect to make a healthy profit should they decide to sell him at the end of the season.
Should Klopp decide to make a move for the midfielder and bring him to Anfield, he would follow in the well-trodden footsteps of Adam Lallana, Dejan Lovren, Rickie Lambert, Nathaniel Clyne, Sadio Mane and Virgil van Dijk from Southampton to Liverpool.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is another former Saint in Klopp’s squad, but he did not make the move directly from St Mary’s to Anfield.
Klopp has already agreed a deal to bring midfielder Naby Keita from RB Leipzig to Liverpool, but may yet be looking for more additions to his squad in the centre of the park thanks to the increasingly likelihood that Emre Can will depart when his contact expires.