Euro Paper Talk: Klopp theory revealed, as Liverpool boss chases £63m winger

Date published: Thursday 15th October 2020 12:18

Jurgen Klopp Liverpool

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp wants a top Premier League winger at Liverpool, while a striker reveals firm previous interest from Tottenham – all in the latest Euro Paper Talk.

 

KLOPP WANTS PACEY WINGER AT LIVERPOOL

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp retains a strong interest in signing Wolves winger Adama Traore, according to a report.

The Reds shuffled their attacking ranks in the recent transfer window, with both arrivals and departures.

Traore’s former teammate, Diogo Jota, signed from Wolves for an initial £41million and Liverpool offset that fee with the £23.5million sale of Rhian Brewster to Sheffield United.

However, according to Mundo Deportivo, Klopp still has his eye on another Wolves raid – for Traore.

The 24-year-old made his Spain debut earlier this month, producing an electrifying 28-minute stint against Portugal. What’s more, he impressed on Tuesday despite La Roja’s 1-0 defeat to Ukraine.

Mundo Deportivo claims that it is “logical” that Klopp would want Traore at Anfield because of several key traits.

The winger’s ability to “open the most closed defence” is reportedly key in Klopp’s admiration, as is his determination and focus to drive forward with the ball and create chances.

In any case, the Spanish outlet adds that Wolves would want €70million (£63million) for Traore. Molineux boss Nuno Espirito Santo has previously expressed doubts about the attacker’s future.

 


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