€64million attacker Liverpool made a bid for 2016 is wanted again – He’s a “player liked by Klopp”

Liverpool are interested in signing Christian Pulisic from Chelsea as they look to reinforce their attacking ranks this summer.

Just a month ago, it seemed as though the only area of the squad that did not need to be reinforced was the attack.

Luis Diaz signing from Porto was like a fresh breath of air up front. He formed a lethal trio with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.

However, Divock Origi and Mane look set to leave this summer while Takumi Minamino has also potentially played his last game for the club.

Sadio Mane

And so, the rumour mill is abuzz with names of players that Liverpool could recruit to make sure they still have a world-class attack.

Diaz and Salah will need a centre-forward to play between them next season even if Diogo Jota is still capable of leading the line. He was lethal this season, scoring 21 goals and assisting 8 times.

One name I am mostly certain won’t be on Liverpool’s roster next season is Christian Pulisic.

The American was wanted by Liverpool before he joined Chelsea but he was deemed as not being prolific enough to warrant the €64million (£58m) Borussia Dortmund received for his signature in 2019.

An article from the Daily Mail speculates on what Liverpool’s next move could be after securing Fabio Carvalho from Fulham and names a few targets for new sporting director, Michael Edwards, to consider.

It’s claimed that Pulisic is a player that is “liked by Klopp” but a deal to sign him is not likely at his current valuation.

I believe his poor return of 8 goals in 2207 minutes is more likely to be the reason for not being an option for the Reds.

Liverpool tried to sign Pulisic in 2016, making an £11million bid which was rejected, but the Reds pulled out of the race to secure his signature.

He later joined Chelsea but has failed to live up to the hype.

Christian Pulisic

Paul Joyce reported for the Times in 2018 that Pulisic’s low output was the deciding factor behind Liverpool moving on from their interest.

It’s the same now as it was then.

Pulisic is 23 and still has scope to grow into an elite forward but he has struggled to show that in a Chelsea team that has been begging for one of its forwards to turn a corner.

Michael Mongie
Football Central Media Group founder, owner and editor.

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