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Liverpool Transfer Rumour: Jurgen Klopp keen to sign Dortmund's Christian Pulisic in January

Sumedh Pande
7.74K   //    06 Nov 2016, 16:47 IST
SHENZHEN, CHINA - JULY 28:  Christian Pulisic of Borussia Dortmund in action during the 2016 International Champions Cup match between Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund at Shenzhen Universiade Stadium on July 28, 2016 in Shenzhen, China.  (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
The 18-year-old has attracted a lot of suitors after an impressive start to this season

Liverpool have started the current season on a high as the Reds are unbeaten since their 2-0 upset against Burnley in August and may go top of the pile tonight with a win over Watford at Anfield. 

Jurgen Klopp has already started planning on ways to improve his squad with a wide player who can play on both the wings, reported to be a priority for the German. Borussia Dortmund's 18-year-old starlet, Christian Pulisic has been targeted by Liverpool since summer with Klopp looking to test Dortmund's resolve again in January.

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A £14 million bid was made by Liverpool in the summer but were thwarted in their efforts by Dortmund who wants to keep hold of their prized asset. The youngster was brought in by Jurgen Klopp during his time in Germany and the player has himself suggested that he is a big fan of the Premier League. 

Along with Liverpool, Red Bull Leipzig and Stoke City were also vying for his services in the summer but failed to do so. It is being reported that it would take a fee in the region of £27 million to lure him away from the Westfalenstadion.

Liverpool have suffered an injury blow after Danny Ings has been reportedly ruled out for nine months due to cartilage damage in his right knee during Liverpool's EFL Cup tie against Spurs. Sadio Mane is also expected to join the Senegal squad in January for the African Cup of Nations. With the duo out, the Reds will try to bring in a forward in January with Klopp confirming that the club will be in the market in January.

The 18-year-old will be a quality addition to Liverpool's squad who holds the prestigious records of being the youngest player to represent Dortmund in the Champions League, the youngest foreign scorer in Bundesliga and also the youngest scorer for his national team, United States of America. 

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With three goals and two assists this season, Pulisic has been in sensational form for Dortmund and it has now become even more difficult for the Reds to sign him as Thomas Tuchel's side are trying everything in their control to tie him to a new contract.


Pulisic, who plays as a winger, has all the makings of a perfect playmaker with his vision being well ahead of his age. His immense work rate makes him a perfect Klopp player.

Meanwhile, out of favour defender, Mamadou Sakho, is set to be offloaded in January with the likes of Leicester, Stoke and Watford interested in the Frenchman. 

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Sumedh Pande
An avid Premier League watcher with specialization in transfer news and post match analysis. Follow European and Indian football with minute attention with one eye on the world of cricket.
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