Liverpool told to make shock move for Newcastle United star

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Hamann’s former clubs will meet at Anfield on Wednesday night.

Dietmar Hamann has suggested Liverpool should make a move for Newcastle United star Joelinton ahead of Wednesday night’s meeting between his former clubs.

The former German international joined United from Bayern Munich in a £4.5million move during the summer of 1998 and was part of the Magpies side that reached the FA Cup Final during what would be his only season at St James Park.

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Hamann hobbled out of the final defeat against Manchester United at half-time and it would be his final appearance for the club as he made an £8million move to Liverpool during the summer that followed the Wembley defeat.

The midfielder went on to enjoy great success at Anfield as he helped the Reds to two FA Cups, two League Cups, a UEFA Cup and their memorable Champions League Final win over AC Milan during a seven-year on Merseyside.

Hamann still watches his former clubs on a regular basis and has taken great interest in Wednesday night’s Anfield clash - and he has identified United’s Brazilian midfielder Joelinton as ‘the type of player’ Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is missing from his midfielder options.

Speaking to, he said: “I watched Newcastle United versus Manchester City last week and looking at that I think they (Liverpool) need a midfielder with presence.

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“You look at Curtis Jones, Harvey Elliott, Thiago, they’re all similar, tidy players, I think they could do with someone like Joelinton from Newcastle.

“I think he’s someone who’s technically gifted, who’s a big lad, and has a great strike on him. I think that’s the type of player they miss.

“Whether you can get him now with a few days of the transfer window left to go, I’m not too sure. If there’s one area where they could do with a player, it’s in midfield.”

Newcastle will travel to Liverpool looking for a first Premier League win at Anfield since April 1994.

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