Excitement and expectation expands in earnest and equal measure as the Liverpool faithful occupying one corner of the Transfer Tavern this evening look forward to their first summer under Jurgen Klopp. Major changes are expected, with the Reds reportedly now becoming the latest big name to retain an interest in Rennes sensation Ousmane Dembele – according to French outlet RMC.
The 18-year old forward has been the subject of apparent interest from a number of prestigious European clubs after emerging as one of the brightest sparks in French football this season.
Having only been promoted to the first-team in Brittany this season, the French under-21 international has notched an impressive 12 goals in 21 starts in what has been a magnificent breakthrough campaign.
Manchester City, Bayern Munich and Barcelona are all believed to have been casting a watchful eye over his situation in Ligue 1 following his good form.
However, the Merseyside giants are said to be the latest to enter the race and have scouted the teenager extensively in recent weeks.
While Divock Origi, another promising young striker signed from France, has been impressing recently, the likes of Christian Benteke continue to be linked with a move away from Anfield.
Doubts remain over Daniel Sturridge’s long term future at the club as the England international has suffered a nightmare 18 month spell with injuries, as well as links with a blockbuster move to Paris Saint-Germain.
Do Liverpool have any hope at all of landing Ousmane Dembele, considering the competition?