Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans could be the replacement for Naby Keita

Liverpool fans may view Tielemans as a superior player than Keita.

Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans is Liverpool’s main priority and he could be a great replacement for Naby Keita, journalist Pete O’Rourke has spoken to GIVEMESPORT.

The Reds are looking to strengthen their squad ahead of the new season. Tielemans could be one of several arrivals in the summer.

As per the report of Football Insider, Liverpool are ‘plotting a move’ for the Belgium international ahead of what is expected to be a busy summer.

Tielemans’ current contract will expire in under six months’ time, and he’s expected to leave the Foxes on a free transfer as a result.

O’Rourke has spoken to GMS that Liverpool fans may view Tielemans as a superior player than Keita and that he ‘wouldn’t be the worst signing’.

He said: “I think for Liverpool fans, they would probably regard Youri Tielemans as an upgrade on Naby Keita because he just hasn’t been consistent enough for Liverpool since his arrival at the club.

“He’s had so many injury problems that we’ve not seen the best of Naby Keita, and he does look like he will be leaving in the summer.

“So, it’d be a direct replacement, Youri Tielemans, and wouldn’t be the worst signing in the world and could be somebody who I think Liverpool fans would probably see as an upgrade.”

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