Liverpool set sights on Moises Caicedo after approach made
Liverpool are keeping close tabs on Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo, sources have told Football Insider.
The Merseyside giants are plotting to rival Chelsea to land the Ecuador international, 20, ahead of next year.
Liverpool and Chelsea both registered their interest in Caicedo before the transfer window shut on 1 September.
Jurgen Klopp’s team signed Arthur Melo on loan from Juventus instead as they strengthened their midfield options for the new campaign.
But Liverpool will continue to monitor Caicedo following his storming start to Premier League life.
He has started all six of Brighton’s Premier League matches this season and been instrumental in their climb to fourth in the table.
The 23-cap Ecuador star, who can play as a central midfielder as well as in a holding midfield role, has played just 14 times in the Premier League to date.
He was brought to Brighton by Graham Potter in February 2021 for a reported £4.5million fee after he left Independiente del Valle in his home country.
The 20-year-old’s contract at the Amex Stadium is set to run until June 2025.
Potter has since departed to interested club Chelsea, who appointed him to succeed sacked boss Thomas Tuchel.
Caicedo is not Liverpool’s only midfield target ahead of 2023, with Jude Bellingham also extensively linked with Jurgen Klopp’s side.
Sources revealed to Football Insider (27 August) that Liverpool have held extensive talks with Borussia Dortmund over a deal for the England star.
The German giants reportedly want a fee of €150million (£132million) for Bellingham – an outlay much larger than Caicedo is likely to demand.
Liverpool sit eighth in the Premier League and have struggled for midfield depth so far this term.