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Norwegian international’s recent admission may suggest he could follow Naby Keita to Liverpool

The Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern are feeling positive about the future of their club due to their side’s recent form of late and the imminent arrival of Naby Keita from RB Leipzig. 

Jurgen Klopp’s side have slowly begun to establish themselves as one of the most devastating attacking outfits in European football in recent weeks, as the likes of Sadio Mane, Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino have take defences to the sword and scored a multitude of aesthetically pleasing goals. Fortunately for The Reds, the aforementioned trio have remained injury free for the majority of the season so far – a fact which has enabled them to form a formidable relationship and understanding in the attacking third.

The understanding they have developed has certainly aided Liverpool’s progress, but an injury to one of them could severely disrupt the clubs season due to the lack of back-up in forward positions. In terms of replacing Salah or Mane, Klopp only really has Oxlade-Chamberlain to call upon, but he has looked far more at ease when playing through the centre of midfield so far this season.

With that to consider, Liverpool should be looking towards the summer transfer window and identifying players who could significantly bolster the depth of Klopp’s options in wide positions. Although no official interest has been disclosed by Liverpool, a recent report published by Football365 suggests that the club may be interested in signing Mohamed Elyounoussi from FC Basel in the summer.

According to the report, Elyounoussi recently claimed that “a club that everybody knows with a long history” have stepped up their interest in his services after he played a starring role in Basel’s 2-1 victory over Manchester City at The Etihad Stadium recently in which he scored and assisted. So far this season, the 14-time capped Norwegian international has scored 7 goals and provided 13 assists from 34 fixtures for his current club.

Based on Elyounoussi’s performance against the Premier League leaders and his record this season, it’s easy to understand why “a club which is usually in the Premier League top-four” would be interested in signing him this summer, and considering Liverpool’s shortage of attacking-wide players, his comments suggest they are the club who are currently monitoring his situation.

Elyounoussi’s comments are both elusive and vague, but considering Liverpool’s lack of options beyond Mane and Salah, it seems more than plausible that they are the side with ambitions of signing him in the summer window.

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