Liverpool’s long standing interest in Borussia Dortmund midfielder Christian Pulisic could see them make a bid for them in the transfer window next summer, according to Liverpool Echo journalist James Pearce.
The Reds have been linked with the youngster several times, and this summer has proved no different as the American international continues to have question marks surrounding his future.
Philippe Coutinho’s exit in January has not left Liverpool in dire straights, but there are still calls for him to be replaced as a player of his calibre is naturally well missed.
Pulisic isn’t anywhere near Coutinho’s standard just yet, but he’s a player with almighty potential, and has been hugely impressive at the German outfit since his debut in 2016.
And according to James Pearce, Liverpool could well be in for him. Speaking during a question-and-answer session in the Liverpool Echo, Pearce says he expects Klopp to enter into the race to sign him – but only during next summer’s window.
Asked if he felt Pulisic was a target for Liverpool, Pearce said:
“Yes I do. Klopp’s admiration for Pulisic is well known. He tried and failed to bring him to Liverpool two years ago when Dortmund refused to sell.
“Pulisic has developed a lot since then but he’s still far from the finished article. He only has two years left on his contract and if he doesn’t sign an extension I’d expect LFC to be keen next summer.
“The price tag would probably be more realistic then. As it stands at the moment he wouldn’t get into Klopp’s starting line up. Spending £60m/£70m on a squad player makes little sense.”
Pulisic would be a welcomed addition to the squad at Liverpool, but it’s fair to say he wouldn’t make it into the starting XI just yet, so a deal next summer would make perfect sense.