Ex-England goalkeeper David James says Liverpool should have signed departing Chelsea star Mateo Kovacic

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David James believes Liverpool should have made a move (Picture: Sky Sports) Former England goalkeeper David James believes Liverpool should have signed departing Chelsea star Mateo Kovacic ahead of Manchester City. Kovacic is set to join the Premier League champions in a deal worth £30m, but James reckons he would be ‘more suited’ to Liverpool. Since joining Chelsea in 2018, Kovacic has made more than 200 appearances for the Blues and helped the club win the Champions League and Europa League. ‘Someone who plays like Mateo Kovacic does, I would have thought would be more suited to Liverpool than Manchester City,’ James told King Casino Bonus. ‘I’ve been buzzing off this guy for a few years now; the way he picks the ball up and goes through lines with ease, it looks like he is always at 100mph. There is something magical about the way he plays. ‘There is a lot of speed, energy and pace in the way Liverpool have played ever since Jurgen Klopp took over and someone like Kovacic would be ideal for that. ‘The way that Man City play is typically a lot slower and less reliant on running with the ball, just look at Kevin de Bruyne’s passing stats. Mateo Kovacic is set to join Manchester City (Picture: Getty) ‘Pep Guardiola might be thinking of having a tactical re-think again, Kovacic isn’t the type of player I thought Man City would be going after. ‘Then again, neither was Erling Haaland and that worked out alright! I think if a player like Kovacic went for Liverpool however, I think that would be a great fit.’ Croatia midfielder Kovacic will cost Manchester City an initial fee of £25m, with £5m in potential add-ons. Chelsea are selling a number of players this summer to trim their bloated squad ahead of the arrival of new manager Mauricio Pochettino. More: Trending Declan Rice makes decision over Arsenal transfer after Man City interest Liverpool open talks to sign £45m midfielder ahead of Arsenal Chelsea inform Brighton they will not pay £80m asking price to hand boost to Man Utd Mason Mount makes Chelsea decision after third Man Utd bid rejected Liverpool open talks to sign Southampton midfielder ahead of Arsenal For more stories like this, check our sport page. Follow Metro Sport for the latest news on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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