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Liverpool 'eye £10m Moses Simon swoop'

Liverpool 'eye £10m Moses Simon swoop'
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Liverpool are reportedly considering a £10m approach for Nigeria international and Gent winger Moses Simon this summer.

Liverpool are reportedly considering a £10m approach for Gent winger Moses Simon this summer.

The Reds are understood to have been tracking the 22-year-old for a number of months, sending scouts to watch him in Belgium on a regular basis.

A number of other Premier League clubs are thought to be monitoring Simon's progress, and the Liverpool Echo reports that Jurgen Klopp's side are ready to make their interest official.

The Nigeria international has one year remaining on his current contract with Gent, who are expected to command a fee of £10m for the attacker.

Klopp is understood to see Simon as a potential understudy to Sadio Mane or Mohamed Salah as Liverpool aim to bolster their strength in depth ahead of the 2018-19 campaign.

Simon scored six goals and created three more for Gent last season, but missed out on a place in Nigeria's World Cup squad due to a hip injury.


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool1714303773045
2Manchester CityMan City17142148103844
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs17130431161539
4Chelsea17114235142137
5Arsenal17104337231434
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd177552929026
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves177461919025
8Everton176652422224
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham177372525024
10Watford177372325-224
11Bournemouth177282528-323
12Leicester CityLeicester176472121022
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton176382024-421
14Newcastle UnitedNewcastle174491422-816
15Crystal Palace1743101423-915
16Cardiff CityCardiff1742111733-1614
17Southampton172691632-1612
18Burnley1733111533-1812
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield1724111028-1810
20Fulham1723121642-269

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