Date: 13th February 2023 at 10:10am
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Liverpool welcome Merseyside rivals Everton to Anfield on Monday, knowing that a win could lift them above Chelsea in the Premier League table. 

The Reds have endured a tough season so far and currently occupy tenth place, although a win over The Toffees would see them leapfrog Chelsea, who have also been struggling this term.

Despite their struggles, Jurgen Klopp’s side only recruited Cody Gakpo during the January transfer window, much to the frustration of the club’s supporters.

Now, though, The Reds are said to be interested in a Bundesliga midfielder, although they face competition from another Premier League side for his signature.

As per Caught Offside, Newcastle United are currently leading Liverpool in the race to sign Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder Daichi Kamada.

The Japan international has been impressing in the German top flight this season, scoring seven goals in 18 matches.

Across all competitions, the midfielder has scored 13 goals and provided five assists in 28 games, although he is set to be out of contract at the end of the campaign and could therefore leave on a free transfer.

Both The Magpies and The Reds are interested in the player, who joined Frankfurt from Japanese side Sagan Tosu back in 2017.

Kamada could soon be a free agent

In that time, the Japanese midfielder has scored 37 goals and provided 31 assists in 160 matches across all competitions.

Kamada has also been capped 26 times by Japan at senior level, scoring six goals, and was involved at the World Cup in Qatar last year.

It is claimed that Newcastle are also leading Spanish giants Barcelona in the race to land the 26-year-old, who can play as a central midfielder, attacking midfielder or on the left.

Newcastle are likely to be in the market for an attacking midfielder this summer, in a bid to reduce their reliance on Bruno Guimaraes.

The Magpies have also been linked with a move for Leicester City star James Maddison in the past, but the opportunity to land Kamada on a free transfer may be more appealing.

Liverpool, meanwhile, were in the market for a midfielder last summer but failed to land most of their targets, with Arthur Melo their only midfield arrival.

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