The Liverpool boss has made the highly-rated American forward a prime target following striker Danny Ings’ long term injury.
Danny Ings suffered a knee injury, with reports suggesting the English international could be sidelined for as long as nine months. The Reds are also set to miss the services of new signing, Sadio Mane in the months of January and February 2017, as the winger will be on international duties for Senegal in the 2017 African Cup of Nations.
Liverpool will be a bit short on the attacking front in those months, with contests against Manchester United and Chelsea set to take place in that period. Jurgen Klopp sounded worried when talking about the situation, stating, “When Sadio is away we will be without a winger. We do not have many wingers, I would say. Roberto Firmino could play as a kind of a winger which would then just give us two strikers (after Ings’ injury).”
The manager, however, added the club is very much open to getting involved in transfers in the January window.
“We watch the market all the time and we need to be prepared for different situations and one of them is injuries. It (January) could be a moment when we approach the market.”
And now, to improve on the depleted options, Daily Mail have suggested Borussia Dortmund’s Christain Pulisic has been made the top priority by Jurgen Klopp. However, the newspaper adds a deal for the 18-year-old is relatively more likely to go through next summer than in the upcoming January window.
Metro corroborates the story, claiming Jurgen Klopp has been given the authority to spend cash in the January window to strengthen his side for the tittle challenge, with Christian Pulisic being one of the shortlisted players.
The newspaper also reveals Liverpool tried to sign the American forward in the summer but were rebuked by the German club.
Since making debut for BVB at the age of 17, Christian Pulisic has emerged as one the most promising players in the world, with clubs like Barcelona and Manchester City said to be among his huge admirers. The German club and manager Thomas Tuchel rate the American highly, and with a contract set till 2019, his future looks certain with the club; for now.