Liverpool 2.0 has been launched by Jürgen Klopp, but the new project has only just begun. There's still plenty of building and reconfiguring left for the Liverpool boss to do in order to perfect his latest version.

That work focused on the rebuild of Liverpool's midfield over the course of the summer. A project which was largely successful, while still leaving a bit more room for improvement. The Reds were able to bring in elite midfielders, who have already transformed how Liverpool plays, but the void in the holding midfield department wasn't quite filled as effectively.

In Wataru Endō, the club did go out and find a solution. But at 30 years old he is more of a stop-gap option, who will be a valuable squad player for Klopp's side. A long term heir to Fabinho's throne he is not — and neither is Alexis Mac Allister, who has played that role for Liverpool so far this season, but is better suited in a position higher up the pitch.

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The search for a holding midfielder therefore continues for Klopp and his recruitment team. Although they may have stumbled on an ideal candidate for the role in a promising young Belgian international.

A couple of days ago, Mundo Deportivo's print edition as per Sport Witness posted a story about Arthur Vermeeren which claimed Liverpool was among the clubs interested in the midfielder's services. The report goes onto claim Manchester United and Barcelona are also considering a move for the midfielder.

Vermeeren has long been regarded in Belgium as one of the country's best up and coming footballers. At 18 years old he has already won the league title in his home country and has debuted for the country's senior national team.

Liverpool transfer Arthur Vermeeren
Arthur Vermeeren is on Liverpool's transfer radar.

Recently he has been catching the eye in the Champions League as well for his side Royal Antwerp, producing solid performances against the likes of Barcelona and Porto and also matching a record set by Kevin De Bruyne. Against Shakhtar Donetsk, Vermeeren registered two assists in a dominant performance which saw him emulate De Bruyne's record and become the first Belgian player since the Manchester City midfielder to record two assists in a single Champions League game.

A midfielder who is capable of putting in a strong defensive shift and also instigating chances from the deep, Vermeeren has the kind of profile that makes him tailor-made for this new, more direct Liverpool 2.0 created by Klopp. Right now he would probably also command a reasonable transfer fee in a range that should be more than affordable for the Reds.

With Royal Antwerp's previous record transfer sale standing at $13.4m (£10.8m/€12.5m), double or even triple that fee would make him a relative bargain. The race is heating up for his signature with plenty of clubs looking at him as a potential transfer signing for next summer, but if Liverpool swoops in the January transfer window, it could try to get in before anyone else and seal the deal.