Klopp wants £25m Pulisic in January to boost title bid

As reported by the Daily Mail, Liverpool are in the market to sign Dortmund’s Christian Pulisic this January to add an attacking option in the absence of some key players over the next few months.

What’s the word?

With Philippe Coutinho ruled out for six weeks, Sadio Mane on his way to the Africa Cup of Nations in January and Danny Ings a long-term absentee, the Daily Mail reckon that Jurgen Klopp is keen to turn to teenage sensation Pulisic as the man to take them forward.

It’s a move that could cost the Anfield club more than £25m with Dortmund not keen to let go one of their brightest prospects go.

Is he worth it?

America international Pulisic broke into the talented Dortmund side last season and has been making a name for himself, despite being just 18.

He’s been performing well Europe too, appearing in all five of Dortmund’s Champions League games this season – in a campaign in which they top Group F above Real Madrid.

Making his debut for the United States national team at just 17, he became the youngest player to ever appear for them in the modern era and has gone on gain eleven caps so far, scoring three goals in the process.

So the answer to the question ‘is he worth it?’ appears to be yes, if his career and talent continue on the same upward trajectory it has been.

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Would he come?

Pulisic has spent time in England before, living in the country for a year at the age of seven and playing for the youth team of Brackley Town. It’s a time in his life he credits with giving him the drive to play football for a living.

As quoted by the Daily Mail, he said: “A lot of people don’t realise but it really brought on my passion for the game. After school every day, I was just out for hours in the park, playing with my schoolmates. There were so many players that just showed so much skill and confidence in their games. I just loved the English style.”

That would suggest that he’d be more than open to a return to English football and Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool could be the perfect destination.