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Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp joins race to sign in-demand Michael Olise

Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp joins race to sign in-demand Michael Olise - Liverpool Transfer Rumours

Liverpool have now joined a host of clubs across of Europe who are monitoring the development of Reading striker Michael Olise, according to reports.

Olise on the Anfield radar

The 18-year-old has been impressive for the Royals since signing his first professional contract in 2019 after coming through the ranks at the Madejski Stadium. Manager Veljko Paunovic is a big fan of his and has described him as a “talented player”.

Olise, who was formerly a part of youth setups at both Chelsea and Manchester City, has scored two goals from seven starts in the Championship so far this season (Whoscored) with Reading sitting rosily at the top of the standings.

Having made the move to Berkshire from Chelsea in 2015, Olise only started playing regularly last season, providing two assists from 23 first-team outings, but he left a lasting impression.

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Wolves have been previously linked with his services after he caught the eye of Nuno Espirito Santo and he is now seemingly getting the the attention of many clubs across England and Europe.

According to TEAMTalk, Liverpool are one of 11 clubs that are monitoring his progress. English sides Chelsea, Everton and Manchester City have been linked with the player, with  Borussia Dortmund and Napoli amongst four clubs from outside of the British Isles to show an interest too.

Olise is hugely respected by his teammates, particularly by fellow striker Sam Baldock who called him “fearless” and a “real talent” (via The Reading Chronicle).

Transfer tavern take

Olise is a man of versatility, which Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp likes in a player, as shown by his affection for the likes of James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Fabinho.

This versatility may explain why Liverpool are interested in the player. He has been a regular in England’s second tier for two seasons, similar to the level that Harry Wilson has been playing at with Derby County – and now Cardiff City.

His development appears to be ahead of the Welshman and Olise is about to turn 19 in December, which could suggest that he has a bright future in English football.

That being said, no teams can carry out any business until January so Klopp and his coaching staff will continue to monitor the youngster and will likely make a decision once the Christmas period comes to an end.

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