Jurgen Klopp’s firm belief about Adama Traore will act as a ‘catalyst’ for Liverpool to make a move for the Wolves winger, according to a report.
Traore exploded into life in the 2018/19 season for Wolves with the help of his brute strength and pace.
Last term, meanwhile, he continued to have an immense impact. Indeed, he scored three goals against Manchester City to help depose the Premier League champions from their perch.
However, the 24-year-old has failed to maintain his consistency in the team amid speculation about his future.
Previous reports have linked Liverpool with a move and Don Balon‘s latest report claims that Reds boss Klopp still has a firm interest in the Spain international.
The source says that Klopp believes that there is no other player in the Premier League like Traore. Indeed, despite his lack of goalscoring touch this term, the forward still has the potential to produce an explosive moment.
What’s more, Traore’s frustration at his lack of impact will reportedly make a deal easier.
But Klopp’s interest will ultimately prove the ‘catalyst’ for Liverpool making a move. Don Balon adds that Klopp would ‘welcome’ the chance to sign Traore in January.
Wolves’ valuation reportedly sits at around €40millon (£36.5million) but the report does not state the chances of Liverpool succeeding with a swoop in January.
Traore’s future at Wolves is in doubt amid his ongoing contract dispute at Molineux. Previous reports have claimed that club chiefs feel ‘annoyed’ at the lack of progress in talks.
More recently, though, further speculation said that talks have ‘completely stalled’. Traore’s deal runs out in 2023.
Klopp admits to Liverpool captaincy mistake
Meanwhile, Klopp has admitted that he made a “mistake” over the recent debate about the Liverpool captaincy.
Mohamed Salah vented his frustrations at being snubbed for the armband in the Champions League dead rubber with Midtjylland.
Indeed, Trent Alexander-Arnold earned the chance to lead his team for the first time in his career.
But Klopp has said that there is another player who should have been in the frame to be named captain.