Liverpool have been no strangers when it comes to signing players from fellow Premier League clubs over the years such as Sadio Mane and Virgil van Dijk from Southampton, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from Arsenal and Diogo Jota from Wolves to name a few.
With this in mind, it seems as though the Merseyside club could potentially make a move to sign another Premier League star in the near future.
According to a recent report from the Daily Star, Chelsea and England midfielder Mason Mount has become frustrated at the west London club because of his treatment compared to other high-profile stars there.
The report also claims that Liverpool would be an exciting move for Mount who is apparently excited by the prospect of playing in front of fans at Anfield.
One source told the outlet: “He is torn because he loves the club (Chelsea) and the fans, but thinks it’s time for him to leave to step up his career. And where better to do that than Liverpool?”
As a product of Chelsea’s youth academy, Mount, who has been described as a player that has the “full package” in terms of his overall ability and mindset by Thomas Tuchel, has made a total of 121 senior appearances for the club across all competitions in which he has managed to score 20 goals and provide 17 assists in the process.
This season has seen the 22-year-old, who is currently valued at £67.5m according to Transfermarkt, play in 14 games for Tuchel’s side across all competitions with three goals and two assists under his belt.
In the Premier League, Mount has shown just how much of a useful attacking threat he can be from midfield with an average of 1.8 shots per game, 1.2 key passes per game and an overall passing accuracy percentage of 88%.
A move to Liverpool could give Michael Edwards the opportunity to make his final transfer masterclass at the Merseyside club before leaving his role as their sporting director in the summer.
He’d be adding a fully-fledged Premier League star and England international that has experience of stepping up to the plate in big games, such as the previous Champions League final where he assisted Chelsea’s winning goal against Manchester City.
In addition to this, despite predominantly playing as an attacking midfielder, Mount has played in numerous other positions across the midfield in central and wide roles, showing how versatile he is and how he could fit into Jurgen Klopp’s squad alongside the many current Liverpool players in their squad that can play in different positions across the pitch.
This would certainly be a swoop that ends Edwards’ Liverpool tenure on a high.