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Jurgen Klopp identifies Juventus ace as Coutinho replacement?

Jurgen Klopp identifies Juventus ace as Coutinho replacement?

Dybala identified as perfect Coutinho replacement

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is reportedly keen on pursuing Juventus' Paulo Dybala as a replacement for Philippe Coutinho at the end of the campaign.

The Reds sanctioned the sale of Coutinho to Barcelona during the January transfer window, but they did not seek a direct replacement before the transfer deadline.

Since then, the form of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah has kept the Reds in the pursuit of the Champions League title, but Klopp is due to make a fresh forward signing in the summer, Sport Mediaset claims.

The German head coach has reportedly earmarked Dybala as the perfect fit to bolster the Reds' attack, but the Argentine is unlikely to come on the cheap with Juventus said to value him in excess of £100m.

Dybala scored a brilliant hat-trick on Saturday as the Old Lady clinched a 4-2 league win on the road to Benevento. He is however ineligible to feature against Real Madrid on Wednesday after being sent off in the quarter-final first-leg.