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Rumour Mongering: Brighton Manager Desperate to Keep Liverpool Midfield Target

Graham Potter hopes to hang onto Moises Caicedo as the transfer window winds down despite rumours of Liverpool interest.

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Time is rapidly running out on the summer transfer window. Though manager Jürgen Klopp previously admitted that it was a mistake not to bring in another midfielder, all signs point to the club’s business being done.

However, a last minute surprise could still be in the cards, if they find a player that they feel would fit the profile of what Klopp looks for in his hardworking midfielders. One of the latest links to surface is with Brighton star Moisés Caicedo. Caicedo arrived at Brighton in February 2021, signing a four-and-a-half year deal.

The midfielder has made a splash this season, aided by Brighton’s great start in the opening few weeks of play. When Brighton manager Graham Potter was asked about the possibility of Caicedo leaving, he admitted that he doesn’t want him to go and felt confident about him staying. However, he stopped short of guaranteeing that he’d remain at the club after the window closed.

“It doesn’t surprise me that people are looking at him,” Potter said. “He’s playing at an fantastic level and as soon as you do your research you realise he’s a top kid, great person, young and playing in the Premier League with all the attributes to play at the very highest level.

“It’s no surprise but we know the position he’s in and we know the position the club’s in which is we don’t want to lose him and don’t think we will but in football you never know, that’s how it is.”

The 20-year-old Ecuador international has the distinction of being the first player born in the 21st century to score in CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifying.

With a handful of players still connected to a move to Anfield despite no strong links, Caicedo has become one of many who match the general profile and are therefore matched with the club.

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