Italian journalist and transfer insider Fabrizio Romano has given an insight into Liverpool’s reported interest in the Chelsea midfielder.
Romano claimed in his Caught Offside daily briefing on Sunday:
“On Mason Mount rumours – at the moment, I’m told that Liverpool’s top priority remains Jude Bellingham and they also follow Matheus Nunes.
“Let’s see what’s going to happen with Mount, at the moment his new contract situation has to be clarified as talks with Chelsea have been ongoing for months.”
There is no doubt that Liverpool are in need of a refresh in the centre of the pitch in 2023 with a number of players either coming to the end of their contracts or entering the latter stages of their career.
Jurgen Klopp and the powers at Anfield are already working hard to identify potential targets that could transform Liverpool’s performances and get the side back where they belong in the Premier League with the current team turning from successful to stale in just a short period of time after competing for a quadruple less than a year ago.
A double swoop for Matheus Nunes and Jude Bellingham is set to be the top priority in the club’s midfield youthful revolution set to take place this summer, however, it would be a no-brainer to snap up the services of Mount should the opportunity arise in the coming months ahead.
Furthermore, he has averaged 1.5 key passes, 1.5 shots on goal, 1.5 tackles and has won 3.9 duels per game, numbers that indicate his all-round ability across the pitch,
As result, the Liverpool boss could form a deadly midfield partnership between Mount and breakthrough star Stefan Bajcetic with the 18-year-old defensive midfielder becoming a regular feature in the senior team since capturing the attention of Klopp in the youth academy.
Whilst Mount is prolific in progressing the ball into the final third to provide his attacking teammates with golden opportunities in front of goal, Bajcetic can provide the connection with his defensive yet progressive play in the middle third.
Thus, combining the energetic pair could cause chaos for opponents.
Mount won’t come without incredible investment as the London-based club are not keen on parting ways with their golden boy and are working to convince the player to stay at Stamford Bridge – according to CIES Football Observatory he is currently rated at €80m (£70m).
With that being said, the signing of Mount seems farfetched when considering the way that FSG operate in the transfer market, however, if they cannot sign Bellingham, they should certainly capture the player’s services this summer. Indeed, given he’d arrive from divisional rivals, it would be a major coup for the Reds.