Liverpool reportedly adopting Coutinho strategy as interest in 23-year-old grows

After some fairly good form prior to the international break, the Liverpool fans here in the Transfer Tavern are excited about a return to life in the Premier League. Indeed, with Southampton up next at Anfield, our resident Reds are hopeful Jurgen Klopp can keep up the recent good work. 

Obviously, the punters propping up our bar are eager to see this pool of players kept together as their charismatic German coach attempts to approve the group as a whole, though reports from the Times have proven rather worrisome.

They claim Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund are keen on a move for Emre Can, who is out of contract on Merseyside at the end of the campaign. The midfielder has also been linked with a move to Manchester City of late, though interest from his home nation is believed to be rife.

A former Bayern Munich youngster, the 23-year-old is said to want a release clause in any new contract at Liverpool, though the club are thought to wanting to stand firm, much as they did with Philippe Coutinho back in January. As a result, Dortmund are reportedly keen as they hunt for a new holding midfielder.

Landlord’s Verdict: 

It’d be a huge blow if Liverpool lost Can, though you get the feeling that Klopp isn’t using him right. Jordan Henderson is largely deployed in a holding role, depriving the German of his natural position.

Still, the idea of seeing a young man of such potential leave for free would be truly gutting at Anfield.


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