Liverpool ready bid for £25m rated 'New Cristiano Ronaldo' following long-term Philippe Coutinho injury
Liverpool are readying a move for Borussia Dortmund starlet Christian Pulisic according to the Daily Mail.
The Anfield side have been strongly linked with a growing interest in the 18-year-old American international and the ankle injury suffered by Brazilian star Philippe Coutinho is said to have strengthened their intent to sign the Bundesliga star.
The teenager has made just six domestic league starts this term but has still found time to register two goals and four assists and is a player Jurgen Klopp will know well from their shared time at the Westfalenstadion.
This source claims it will take a bid in excess of £25m to secure Pulisic and the fact that Sadio Mane will be away on African Nations Cup duty early next year may well lead to a January move for the Dortmund youngster.
Pulisic is considered one of the hottest prospects in world football and has been dubbed by some as the “New Cristiano Ronaldo’ and is presumably a player Dortmund won’t want to lose, especially to their former boss.
Liverpool have started the season brightly, their 2-0 win over Sunderland keeping the club in second spot just one point behind leaders Chelsea, and no doubt finances will be made available to Klopp should he decide to strengthen when the transfer window re-opens in January.
A move for Pulisic would be in keeping with Klopp’s squad building mind-set and the direct running attacker certainly fits the way the Liverpool manager likes his players to play.
Coutinho has formed a crucial part of Klopp’s strong front three alongside Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane and will be sorely missed.
Liverpool have proven irresistible going forward and are the top-scorers in the Premier League having scored 32 goals in their opening 14 fixtures.
It’s worth noting that Pulisic has spoken publicly of his desire to play in the Premier League, having enjoyed a short spell he spent in England;
A lot of people don’t realise but it really brought on my passion for the game. After school every day, I was just out for hours in the park, playing with my schoolmates.
‘That’s really where my love for the game started to come alive and that was a big part of my development.
‘There were so many players that just showed so much skill and confidence in their games. I just loved the English style.’