Date: 19th April 2023 at 1:00pm
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Liverpool’s hopes of securing European football next term remain alive following their 6-1 thrashing of Leeds United on Monday evening.

Liverpool returned to winning ways in emphatic style at Elland Road, ending a winless run that stretched back to early March.

Following the vital win, The Reds find themselves in eighth place in the Premier League table, leaving them in contention for European football.

Leeds, meanwhile, have now suffered two consecutive heavy defeats following a 5-1 defeat against Crystal Palace last week.

The two defeats leave The Whites just two points above the relegation zone, and manager Javi Gracia will be wary of his side’s daunting run of fixtures between now and the end of the season.

Following what has already been a disappointing season for the club, Liverpool look almost certain to be busy during the upcoming summer transfer window.

James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keita are all set to be out of contract in the summer, and The Reds will likely therefore be in the market for midfield reinforcements.

According to The Times, Liverpool have stepped up their interest in Bayern Munich midfielder, Ryan Gravenberch.

Ryan Gravenberch has attracted the attention of Liverpool

The midfielder broke into the first team at Ajax as a 17-year-old and went on to make 103 appearances in total for the Amsterdam outfit.

Gravenberch, who can play anywhere in the central area of midfield, is known for his creativity and boasts an impressive range of passing.

The 20-year-old swapped Amsterdam for Munich at the start of the season when Bayern acquired him in a deal worth around £20m.

However, the Dutchman has only featured in 18 Bundesliga games so far this season, despite signing a five-year contract at the German club.

The midfielder may seek a move away from Bavaria in a bid to secure more regular game time, in the hope that he will be able to continue the progression he had shown at Ajax.

Gravenberch will certainly be a cheaper alternative to the likes of Jude Bellingham, but he won’t be cheap as Bayern Munich know that he has the talent to play a key role for the club in the coming years, and the length of his current contract will only inflate his price.

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