Borussia Dortmund have decided to cash in on outstanding prospect Christian Pulisic for £65m, and Liverpool are in amongst the chasing pack, according to the Daily Mail.
The Mail report that the German giants want £65m for the American starlet and have decided to sell after his stock rose further with some impressive pre-season performances.
They claim that there are a host of clubs in the hunt and that if Jurgen Klopp is to land his former club’s top talent, he will need to get ahead of Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Chelsea.
Klopp may hope that his Dortmund connections can see him steal a march but the report claims that German champions Bayern are the current favourites for Pulisic’s signature.
Much has been made of Liverpool’s need for greater attacking depth, which would allow Klopp to bring in quality replacements when Sadio Mane, Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino need a rest.
What is not mentioned so much is how a variety of attacking options would help the German unlock the massed defensive ranks the Reds sometimes struggle to unlock, which 12 league draws last season bear out.
If Klopp had the quality of Pulisic and Xherdan Shaqiri in his armoury to take on the myriad challenges the Premier League throws up, it would elevate Liverpool towards being genuine title contenders.
They already look set to make an outstanding start to the season, building on the feel-good factor around the club and the fact that not too many of their key men went deep into the World Cup and Pulisic’s arrival could genuinely create a two-horse race.