Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been praising Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez following a controversial UEFA Champions League Round of 16 draw. 

Having originally been handed a tie with Austrian Bundesliga champions Red Bull Salzburg, a redraw meant the Reds were then given a matchup against Serie A title holders Inter. 

In the wake of the mid-afternoon conclusion, Klopp told the club’s official website, as cited by Anfield Watch on Twitter, that there was one man, in particular, his side must be wary of.

Klopp described the contest as a ‘proper’ Champions League tie as the six-time winners from Merseyside face the prospect of a quickfire return to the San Siro. 

So far this season the 24-year-old Argentine has scored 10 and provided two assists in 21 appearances for i Nerazzurri


Sign him up…

Albeit only tentative, Liverpool have previously been linked with a move for Martinez and it’s clear to see Klopp is certainly a huge admirer. 

Operating at a high intensity at all times from the front, the 35-cap Argentina star is a player who would have no problem slotting straight into the German’s system. 

Valued at an eye-watering £72million (Transfermarkt), for now at least, the Reds must think about how best to stop the frontman and not how best to sign him. 

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