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Transfer expert details incredible Klopp plan to replace ageing Liverpool star with Chelsea man

Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool manager, 2021

Liverpool are putting plans in place to freshen up a key area of their side this summer – with a trusted source claiming manager Jurgen Klopp has his sights firmly set on a Chelsea star.

The Reds have enjoyed a solid start to the season with Klopp’s side having lost just once – at West Ham – so far. That 3-2 reverse at the London Stadium ended their unbeaten start to the season. That leaves them in fourth place and four points adrift of leaders Chelsea heading into the weekend games.

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Key to Liverpool’s success this season has been, once again, the stupendous form of Mohamed Salah. However, with a new deal yet to be finalised, speculation continues to link him with a move away.

Alongside him, Sadio Mane has also been back in excellent form after a difficult 2020/21. But with both Mane and Salah in the autumns of their careers, thoughts are taking shape about potential replacements.

One man who has been persistently linked with Liverpool is Christian Pulisic.

The Chelsea winger was a target for the Reds prior to his £60m move to Chelsea. The Blues signed him as a replacement for Eden Hazard, though the move hasn’t quite worked out as expected.

While Pulisic has done well when called upon, injury issues and a failure to convince Thomas Tuchel has restricted his game time. Indeed, the USA winger has barely featured this season.

A report on Friday claims Pulisic is unhappy at Stamford Bridge and considering asking for a move away.

And a move to Anfield could prove the perfect solution for all parties.

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Now, as per trusted transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, a Liverpool move for Pulisic is something that Klopp is strongly considering.

He says Klopp is also looking at Villarreal’s Arnaut Danjuma, but that Pulisic could also fit the bill.

“I’m told that they are already working for next summer to look, as they always do, no panic buys, but strategy. Romano said on Rio Ferdinand’s FIVE YouTube channel.

“So, position by position, they are starting for next summer to have some players in this position – interesting players.”

Pulisic forever grateful to Klopp

Indeed, the Daily Star are strongly pushing claims that Klopp will move for Pulisic this summer.

They are are quick to point out that Klopp and Pulisic go back a number of years with the German having overseen his formative years at Borussia Dortmund.

Indeed, Pulisic has recalled the moment when he was first called up to the first team.

“It’s like I’m going in and I’m just this 16-year-old kid. I was thinking just do my best,” he said.

“I was just so excited and I’m just thankful to Jurgen Klopp that he gave me that opportunity. I’ll take that with me forever and I’m really grateful.”

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