Hakim Ziyech of Ajax during the UEFA Champions League third round qualifying first leg match between Ajax Amsterdam and OGC Nice at the Amsterdam Arena on August 02, 2017 (VI Images/PA Images)

Rumour Mill: Liverpool linked with Ajax attacker Hakim Ziyech

Liverpool are linked with a move for Ajax attacker Hakim Ziyech on Sunday.

The 24-year-old attacking midfielder scored 12 goals and assisted 20 in all competitions for the Dutch side last season and is capable of playing centrally or on either wing. He’s also a dead ball specialist.

Liverpool have already signed Mohamed Salah this summer to add to their attacking mix, but with Philippe Coutinho potentially earmarked for more of a central midfield role, another winger would be useful in Jurgen Klopp‘s squad.

The Dutch-born Moroccan international is linked by Moroccan sports newspaper Les Lions de L’Atlas.

Worryingly, they claim that Ziyech is being earmarked as a replacement for Coutinho should he head to Barcelona. Although that could well be more two-plus-two equalling five on their behalf. Some reports over the weekend claim Barca are no longer interested in the Reds’ No.10.

As we’ve seen already this summer, many reports are initially appearing in the homeland of the nationality of the player linked; Egyptian sources being heavily informed in the Salah deal, and Guinean media on the Naby Keita saga.

It will now be interesting to see if this link is picked up by English media too.

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