According to talkSPORT, Liverpool are one of the clubs interested in signing Carney Chukwuemeka this summer.
As per the report, the Aston Villa youngster is attracting attention from not only Liverpool but also Barcelona, Arsenal, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund.
It is reported that Villa are becoming fearful of losing their rising star, as he will be out of contract in 2023 and the player is currently refusing to commit his future at the club.
Klopp is renowned for turning players into superstars and winners, something he has achieved at Liverpool many times as well as back in Germany with Borussia Dortmund. So, although the Reds did miss out on Aurelien Tchouameni this summer, they could yet sign and develop their very own star midfielder.
Chukwuemeka was named last year by the Daily Mail as one the best young footballers to watch out for in the Premier League and has now clearly begun to attract attention from some of the biggest clubs in Europe due to his undeniable talent.
The 18-year-old has been given small opportunities to prove himself at Aston Villa last season, making 12 league appearances for the side, but only averaging 26 minutes per game.
Despite the limited game-time, Chukwuemeka delivered one assist and created one big chance, winning the majority of his ground and aerial duels combined (55%) and was successful in the majority of dribble attempts too (60%).
The youngster has also been attracting attention for his performances with England U19s in the European Championships.
Chukwuemeka has scored two goals and registered two assists in total with a goal and assist against both Serbia and Austria, proving that the youngster is having no trouble in making himself a stand-out in the competition so far.
Merson claimed: “You look at the positives, the young kid, Chukwuemeka was very good.
“He will be an absolute star. He glides across the pitch. He is a nice size. He gets on the ball. He looks for it and makes runs without the ball. I think Villa fans going away will definitely be talking about him.”
With that being said, Klopp could develop his next big star if the powers at Anfield can strike up a £5m deal for Chukwuemeka this summer and there is no reason why the player couldn’t become part of the future of the midfield for Liverpool.