A name coming up out of left field .
Attacking midfielder currently with Ajax.
The 25-year-old's reputation has grown considerably during the past season, having scored nine goals and provided 18 assists in 39 games for Ajax.
There he plays at the tip of a midfield three, similar to the position in which Coutinho performed for Liverpool before making his £142million move to Barcelona in January.
And after two years in Amsterdam, having previously starred in Holland with Herenveen and FC Twente, Ziyech is ready to move on.
“I need a new challenge,” he said last month.
“At some point, it’s time to go. Of course, I wasn’t at by best sometimes, but I feel that I need (something to) click by changing my environment.
“When I arrived here, I said I wanted to continue to grow for two years. I also discussed with Marc (Overmars, the Ajax sports director) if everything is good for Ajax and for me, then I do not see why it would not happen.”
With three years remaining on his Ajax deal, Ziyech would command a sizeable fee, although not in the region of the near £50million Liverpool were ready to hand Lyon for Fekir.
Nevertheless, he has already attracted interest from several major European clubs, with reports suggesting Roma have already opened negotiations with the player's representatives. Earlier this summer, Inter Milan were said to be considering an offer.
Rest assured, though, that Liverpool will know all about Ziyech. They'll be assessing every avenue, a dereliction of duty otherwise.
The last major signing Liverpool made from the Dutch Eredivisie was a certain Luis Suarez, and he turned out to be okay.
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