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Jurgen Klopp is pushing for a possible transfer in the forward ranks after Liverpool began negotiations with an exciting young forward, according to a report.
Liverpool fans could be forgiven for feeling a little left behind in the current window. Man City and Chelsea both smashed their club record deals when they signed Jack Grealish and Romelu Lukaku respectively. Man Utd is meanwhile ready ensure the remarkable return of the Portuguese icon Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Reds sprayed 36 million pounds on Ibrahima Konate. But in addition to the Frenchman, Liverpool have kept their powder dry.
When asked about the club’s transfer plans in the small remnants of the window, Klopp said on Friday: “Do I expect a busy four days for us? Not really, but you never know.
“How much does it change (purchases from other clubs) things? The opportunities did not get worse for some teams, that much is clear. There are so many different reasons to win a football match, it’s not just about bringing in new players. ”
The German’s words suggest that Liverpool will not be drawn to take a step for that reason. However, according to Caught Offside, the Reds have identified a goal that they seem to consider worthy of pursuing.
They report that Liverpool have ‘regarding open talks’ with Championship side Reading’s 20-year-old striker Femi Azeez.
The right wing has had a fantastic start to the new campaign and chopped twice in the first four meetings.
Klopp is described as’pushes for Azeez ‘arrival at Anfield.’ Personal terms have not yet been agreed, but remarkably the article claims that the term can be offered ‘£ 75,000 per. Week’.
The particular number should perhaps be taken with a pinch of salt. Nevertheless, a move for a player of Azeez’s age and profile would make sense on paper and be in line with the owners FSG’s modest expenses.
Tuchel will be surprised by Chelsea’s success – Klopp
Meanwhile, Jurgen Klopp claimed that even Thomas Tuchel will be surprised at the levels of success he has achieved so far ahead of a crunch Liverpool -Chelsea showdown this weekend.
Tuchel’s success at Stamford Bridge has been largely immediate. He took an underperforming squad to the Champions League final and helped the club secure their second success in the competition.
Klopp never had any doubt as to whether his countryman would be successful in England or not. However, he claimed that even Tuchel would be surprised at how quickly the whole thing has evolved.
“What he did at Chelsea is unique,” Klopp added. “I never doubted that he would have a massive impact.
“Even he did not expect it to happen so quickly. He won the UEFA coach of the year and really deserved it.
“The combination of financial wealth and football knowledge is always a threat to us. What they do is really good. Thomas is an outstanding manager and coaches with all my respect. ”
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