Liverpool have a squad with the talent to go toe-to-toe with any team in Europe but they lack depth, something they will need to address this summer if they’re to have a chance of closing the gap on Manchester City in the league and make another deep run in Europe.
In midfield, Naby Keïta’s arrival and the expected signing of Nabil Fekir will help, but the club know they also need forward depth. Now, Neil Jones—a club-connected journalist formerly of The Echo and currently with Goal—says Christian Pulisic could be that depth.
Jürgen Klopp has been a long-time admirer of the young American star, and ever since signing on for Liverpool there have been persistent rumours he would seek to sign the 19-year-old from his former club, Borussia Dortmund. So far, though, that hasn’t happened.
Dortmund’s asking price and Liverpool having other needs has until now kept any interest as just that—interest. This summer, though, attacking depth is a pressing concern. And they could face a situation where if they don’t sign Pulisic now they’ll miss out on him.
That’s because it has emerged this week that Pulisic is Tottenham’s second-choice wing target behind Fulham wonderkid Ryan Sessegnon. Spurs are currently pursuing the Fulham teen as their top target, but if a deal for him can’t be done they will turn to the American.
He’s a player at a position of need, a young player Klopp likes with massive upside, and he’s a player who may not be available to Liverpool beyond the current summer. All of which could add up to a move for Pulisic in the coming weeks.