Liverpool chase £109m quartet: Arsenal, Real Madrid and 'New Cristiano Ronaldo' on Anfield wish-list
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side have moved onwards and upwards in 2016/17 and can count themselves as genuine Premier League title challengers but the German is still said to be tracking a number of big-name additions in the upcoming transfer windows.
Liverpool arguably have a few ‘problem areas’ in the expansive squad and speculation is rife that the Anfield side are ready to invest large sums to meet this task.
Christian Pulisic £25m
The young Borussia Dortmund playmaker has been dubbed the ‘New Cristiano Ronaldo’ and is a known Klopp target and speculation of a bid from the Premier League side has led to reports, via Sky Sports among others, that the Bundesliga side have attempted to warn off the prospective suitors.
Liverpool’s interest in the teenage American international has increased following the long-term injury suffered by Philippe Coutinho, leaving Klopp keen to add more strength in depth in creative midfield roles.
Moussa Dembele £20m
The Celtic forward has been in outstanding form in his first season north of the border and may well be dreaming of a move to the Premier League.
The former Fulham man has been prolific in Scottish Premiership action but it’s perhaps the 20-year-old’s Champions League form that’s attracting most interest. The youngster has bagged five in continental cup action and Klopp sees the in-form marksman as a long-term target according to the Liverpool Echo.
Kieran Gibbs £12m
Klopp is said to be keen on the Arsenal full-back, via Liverpool Echo, who is currently playing second fiddle to Spaniard Nacho Monreal at the Emirates Stadium, and could be seen as a better fit to fill the Liverpool left-back slot than the likes of James Milner and Alberto Moreno.
James Rodriguez £52m
Perhaps the most unrealistic target of the bunch, the 25-year-old Colombian is nothing more than a bit-part player at the Bernabeu and is a known target for a number of Europe’s ‘elite’ including the Liverpool Echo.
The former AS Monaco and FC Porto man has made just four La Liga starts this season and could be tempted by a move to England.
Liverpool’s hopes of securing such a prized asset would surely depend on them securing a return to Champions League action but that’s a goal that could well be attained by Klopp this term.