Liverpool supporters have been pretty downbeat in the Transfer Tavern this week after seeing their team lose 1-0 at the Premier League’s bottom side Swansea City on Monday night, thus ending their 18-match unbeaten run in all competitions.
Jurgen Klopp’s men went into their clash with the South Wales outfit having not tasted defeat since the end of October, and off the back of beating runaway leaders Manchester City the week previous. However, the Merseyside giants produced an insipid display and were deservedly beaten thanks to Alfie Mawson’s effort just before half time, clinching a massive three points for the Swans, at the same time putting a dent into Liverpool’s top four aspirations.
Consequently, there have been many frustrated and disappointed Liverpudlians in the Tavern in the last few days, yet they are likely to be encouraged by a recent report from Yahoo Sports, which suggests that their side hold a ‘strong interest’ in Borussia Dortmund forward Christian Pulisic.
The 19-year-old came up through the ranks at the Bundesliga outfit to make his senior debut for the club back in 2016, from which he has since added a further 78 appearances for the German side, netting 11 goals and laying on 14 assists in that time.
And with three goals and eight assists last term, as well three goals and one assist this time round, the United States international is going from strength to strength, and former Dortmund boss Klopp seemingly likes what he sees as his Liverpool side reportedly hold a ‘strong interest’ in the attacker.
And while it might be difficult to lure Pulisic to Anfield this month, it’s a deal which could well take place in the summer.
Landlord’s verdict: Jurgen Klopp was in charge of Borussia Dortmund when Christian Pulisic was promoted to the first team, so the now-Liverpool manager knows exactly how good he is, and how good he could go on to be.
So there is no real surprise that the Reds reportedly hold a ‘strong interest’ in the 19-year-old, with Klopp seemingly eyeing up further attacking reinforcements following the sale of Philippe Coutinho earlier this month.
The United States international is unlikely to come cheap, and is unlikely to move this month, but Liverpool may have the financial resources to lure him away from the Bundesliga outfit in the summer were their interest to remain.
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