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Liverpool: Klopp admires World Cup star Christian Pulisic

Liverpool: Klopp admires World Cup star Christian Pulisic -Liverpool News

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has been an admirer of Chelsea and USA winger Christian Pulisic for some time, according to transfer insider Dean Jones.

The Lowdown: A huge blow

After adapting to Anfield life in swift fashion, Luis Diaz asserted himself as a reliable starter for Klopp and was on track to register a season of prosperous attacking returns, having grabbed three goals and two assists from his first eight Premier League showings of this season.

Having already missed 13 games for the Reds however, his knee injury struggles are ongoing, with a further injury setback described by Klopp as a “proper smash in the face.”

The 25-year-old’s absence actually coincided with Liverpool’s downwards spiral before the international break, with Diaz vital in acting as a trigger for the forward line to press. 

The Colombian is key to Klopp’s system and is sorely missed, and it sounds like the manager may have his eye on a replacement.

The Latest: Pulisic an option

Amidst this latest setback, Pulisic has been mentioned as a potential option to fill the Diaz-shaped hole at Liverpool. 

And whilst transfer expert Jones feels that the USA captain will be difficult to get through the door, he does confirm that Klopp is personally a huge fan of the player.

Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, he said: “The ideal candidate in this situation would probably be Pulisic, someone Klopp has admired for a long time, but I just can’t see that opening up in a way that suits them.”

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The Verdict: A great option

Trust in a player is a non-negotiable for a manager, yet few in London have seemed to trust 24-year-old Pulisic with a starting role in the side. 

The £58million star’s best spell at Stamford Bridge came under the tutelage of Frank Lampard, with his haul of nine goals and four assists from 25 games in his debut Premier League season providing an abundance of hope in regards to his potential. 

Manchester City’s Joao Cancelo said last year that the American is the hardest opposition he has faced, but fast forward to this season and things have continued their decline to the point where game time is almost impossible to come by. The number-10-wearing star has made just three starts under Graham Potter and is surely desperate for a change of scenery. 

He could achieve just that at Liverpool under Klopp, where he would no doubt shine, given his identity as a versatile forward, the exact type of player Klopp has a reputation for getting the best out of.

This is a move that would suit both parties down to a tee, so Liverpool should be monitoring this one closely amidst their latest setback with Diaz.

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