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Liverpool: Klopp could land “huge coup” with Mason Mount swoop

Liverpool have been linked with a move for Mason Mount over the last few weeks, and now a new claim has emerged ahead of the January transfer window about the club’s potential pursuit of the player.

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Journalist Pete O’Rourke has weighed in on the potential of Liverpool securing the signing of the Chelsea and England midfielder.

O’Rourke told GIVEMESPORT:

“It’d be a huge coup. Mason Mount has been a top performer in the Premier League now for the last few seasons with Chelsea.

“I think it would come as a massive shock if Chelsea weren’t to agree a new deal with Mason Mount.”

Klopp could land a huge coup

There is no doubt that Mount is one of the most promising young midfield talents in the Premier League at the moment and with Liverpool in a position to rebuild their personnel in the centre of the pitch it could be the perfect opportunity to snap up his services.

It has been reported that the 23-year-old’s future at Stamford Bridge is uncertain which has led to speculation surrounding a potential move to Merseyside in the summer, as Chelsea’s loss could be Liverpool’s gain.

Over 14 Premier League appearances, Mount – who was hailed an “incredible player” by sports reporter Joe Krishnan – has scored two goals, registered two assists and created two big chances, as well as averaging 1.3 key passes, 1.7 tackles, 1.6 shots on goal and 4.1 duels per game.

Not only that, the £80k-per-week England star has been representing his country at the World Cup in Qatar and has found himself becoming a relied-upon and trusted first-team player for Gareth Southgate who has started Mount in both group-stage games so far.

Over two World Cup appearances, Mount has tallied up an 86% pass completion rate, completed 100% of his long balls, won 59% of his ground and aerial duels combined and successfully completed 67% of his dribbles, proving that he is a real solid presence in the centre of the pitch.

Jurgen Klopp is set to lose Naby Keita, James Milner and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as their contracts expire in June 2023, whilst Jordan Henderson and Thiago Alcantara are at the latter stages of their respective careers so there is certainly an opportunity to start building the next generation of talent at Anfield.

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With that being said, the signing of Mount would indeed be a huge coup for Liverpool but would depend on Chelsea’s plans for the player and also whether they would be keen on selling to a league position rival, but there is no doubt that the midfielder could add quality to the team.