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Liverpool boss Klopp to try again for Napoli winger Zielinski

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp remains interested in Napoli winger Piotr Zielinski.

Klopp is a big fan of the Poland international, who has come close to moving to Liverpool in the past.

Calciomercato.com says Liverpool scouts have been watching Zielinski this season and a bid is being prepared for the end of this season.

Zielinski has battled for a regular start this term, but Napoli chiefs still rate the winger at €35-40m.

The midfielder admits he turned down Liverpool ahead of originally joining the Azzurri.

He said: “Everyone said: 'great offer, Klopp wants you, it's a fairytale in terms of finances'. All fine, but I wasn't convinced.

“I was driving my car and I said to my girlfriend: 'No, red light, I'm not leaving'. I felt great in Empoli, I didn't want to leave the lads when we were battling for the European places.

“My head was a mess. Liverpool finally got a plane and I met with Jurgen Klopp. He said he wanted me in his team. I saw a different world and after returning my head was even a bigger mess."

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