The Lowdown: Midfield reshuffle?
The Reds have bolstered Jurgen Klopp’s attacking ranks this month with a move for Cody Gakpo, with a new midfielder seemingly high on the Anfield agenda. Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham appears to be the club’s top target, with talks already held over a potential move.
The likes of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Naby Keita and James Milner are all out of contract at the end of the season and it seems as if another England international is also of interest to Liverpool chiefs in Mount, who journalist Josh Bunting previously dubbed as ‘sublime’.
The Latest: Transfer update
The Guardian shared a story on Friday regarding Mount, saying that Chelsea are stepping up attempts to agree a new contract with the player due to Liverpool putting plans in place for a summer move.
Those at Stamford Bridge are optimistic the 24-year-old will remain at the club, despite the fact that the Reds are prepared to firm up their interest with Mount into the final 18 months of his contract.
The Verdict: One to watch…
Jurgen Klopp may well get the chance to watch Mount close up later today when the two sides meet at Anfield, and this could be a deal to keep an eye on as the year goes on, should his contract situation remain the same.
He is primarily an attacking midfielder but can also turn out as a central midfielder or on the left-hand side, so would offer plenty of versatility on Merseyside.
The player also appears to be at the peak of his powers with a career-high €75m Transfermarkt valuation and Mount has actually outperformed a number of Liverpool midfielders this season, besides Thiago, as per WhoScored, so a summer swoop may well be a shrewd one.
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