Date: 24th June 2021 at 6:18pm
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Few would have expected Scotland to qualify for Euro 2020 and, in doing so, Steve Clarke’s side became the nation’s first team at a major tournament in 23 years. 

The Scots’ tournament didn’t get off to the best of starts, losing 2-0 to Czech Republic in the Group D opener, however a 0-0 draw with England in the following game left them with a slim chance of qualification for the knockout stages.

Unfortunately, a 3-1 defeat to Croatia signalled the end of the road for Scotland at Euro 2020, however the players left with their heads held high having made history.

With the standout performance against England still fresh in the memory, a number of Scottish players have been touted for big moves when the summer window officially opens at the end of the month.

One of those is John McGinn who, according to The Athletic, is now a target for Liverpool.

The report suggests that Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is a keen admirer of McGinn, having been particularly impressed during Aston Villa’s 7-2 victory over Liverpool last season.

McGinn was one of Scotland’s standout performers at Euro 2020

Liverpool are on the lookout for a midfielder after the departure of Gini Wijnaldum, who has joined Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer after his Anfield contract expired.

It is also reported that Klopp has asked Scotland captain Andy Robertson about his international teammate, reportedly asking ‘if he ever stops running’.

Despite Liverpool’s apparent interest, a deal may be hard to broker as it would reportedly take a bid of as much as £45-£50 million for Villa to even consider selling the 26-year-old.

It is believed that Liverpool would have to sell players to fund an offer of that amount.

McGinn signed a new five-year deal with the Villans in December last year, meaning that Dean Smith has no real reason to sell.

 
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