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Rumour Mongering: American Wonder Weston McKennie Linked With Liverpool

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It’s not happening, folks.

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The rumour mill is running wild this summer as Liverpool have been crowned champions of the Premier League. Most of the links with Liverpool range from unlikely to absolutely batshit crazy, as the official line coming from the team is that the COVID-19 pandemic has had serious financial ramifications for Fenway Sports Group. You’ve seen rumours like the Thiago Alcântara and rumours like Liverpool signing dudes from France you’ve never heard of.

Yesterday 90min.com came through with an exclusive report that Liverpool have stepped up their scouting for Schalke and US National Team midfielder Weston McKennie. According to the report, Liverpool have instructed their scouts to find long term successors to their aging midfield. Jordan Henderson just turned 30, James Milner is 34, and Gini Wijnaldum is nearing 30. McKennie is just about to turn 22.

The American is very highly rated but I don’t see how he fits in with this Liverpool side. He’s versatile, can also play centerback. He compares to a midfielder Liverpool already have, Marko Grujic.