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Liverpool could land their own KDB in swoop for Mason Mount

Liverpool’s issues have been laid bare this season, and the formerly imperious outfit have fallen from grace like a rock from a cliff this term, losing all sense of stability and style, consequently languishing in ninth place in the Premier League.

While the decline in points is indeed alarming, it is the lack of tenacity and unrelenting passion that will leave Klopp with his gravest concerns, and fresh faces are paramount in order to ensure future success.

A plethora of names have been touted with a move to Merseyside, most notably that of Jude Bellingham, but the latest ace to find themselves linked with a transfer is Chelsea star, Mason Mount.

That would be a most compelling deal if Liverpool’s technical director Julian Ward is to distance himself from the Dortmund star and chase a player closer to home instead.

The news comes courtesy of The Guardian, who claim that Chelsea could be set to lose one of their most coveted assets if they cannot tie him down to a new deal, and Liverpool could indeed pounce.

With Thiago Alcantara the only senior centre-midfielder to sign for the Reds since 2019, a deal of Mount’s ilk could represent a major shift in momentum that could stabilise the ship once again.

Klopp’s own KDB

Since emerging from the Cobham youth academy, and bursting onto the scene with a successful loan spell at Derby County in the Championship in 2019/20, Mount has become one of the standout stars in a Chelsea team that has clinched the Champions League and UEFA Super Cup with him as a centrepiece.

Over his 187 appearances, the 24-year-old has scored 33 goals and provided 37 assists, and would bring a layer of creativity and flair that has been sorely lacking among Klopp’s current crop.

By bringing this “world-class” sensation to Anfield – as dubbed by former Chelsea reporter Sam Inkersole – Liverpool would utilise a midfielder who ranks among the top 4% of midfielders in Europe’s top divisions for rate of assists and the top 6% for shot-creating actions.

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With those numbers in mind, it is hardly a surprise to see Manchester City phenom Kevin De Bruyne listed as a comparable player to the Chelsea gem, as per FBref. As such, the Reds manager could mould Mount into a premium midfielder of his own creation, with De Bruyne having starred for the Cityzens since signing for £55m in 2015.

Having made 333 appearances for his current club – scoring 89 goals and registering 138 assists – the Belgian sensation has won four Premier League titles and a wealth of further honours in Sky Blue colours, and the £70m-rated Mount could indeed ascend to the next level under Klopp’s wing, emulating his superlative positional peer.

As such, Liverpool must consider upping the interest in Chelsea’s dynamic maestro, his work-rate and ball-playing prowess would prove to be a match made in heaven to inject the vitality and energy needed to recharge the batteries of Jurgen Klopp’s high-octane system.