Jurgen Klopp has identified versatile Danish star Mikkel Damsgaard as the player to improve his squad, reportedly requesting Liverpool to get a deal done.
According to Fichajes, Mikkel Damsgaard interests Liverpool as Jurgen Klopp wants to add a quality player to his ranks to improve multiple positions. The Danish star can occupy several positions in midfield or attack, although it remains to be seen how much his club Sampdoria demands for him.
Liverpool finished the transfer window with just a solitary signing. Ibrahima Konate arrived from RB Leipzig in a £36 million deal as Klopp decided a central defensive reinforcement was essential. He has started his season brightly, although the manager has allowed him time to adapt to new surroundings.
There were loud calls for the club to sign a midfielder and attacker in the window, but Klopp chose to keep faith with his current options. Supporters and pundits urged the manager to sign a midfielder to replace Gini Wijnaldum, who joined PSG in the summer, although nothing of that sort materialised.
Klopp could look into making a quality signing or two when the transfer window reopens, although there are significant doubts if something will happen in January. Next summer, however, the German boss could bring in players that improve his options, with a versatile attacker high on the agenda.
Mikkel Damsgaard has been mooted as that player who could improve the side, with the Danish star plying his trade with Sampdoria in Italy. He’s not the most prolific of players but capable of operating in multiple positions in attack and midfield.
In his career so far, Damsgaard has played the most game from the left wing. He has played a sizeable amount of matches from central midfield and as an attacking no.10. Liverpool miss such a player who could prove useful in slotting at various parts of the field.
The report suggests Sampdoria will demand over €20 million for the Danish star, and it certainly falls in the bracket Liverpool might be willing to spend. The Reds have also been linked recently to Ismaila Sarr from Watford, but the Senegal winger is likely to cost more than the figure mentioned for Damsgaard.
Tottenham and Aston Villa were also linked with the Dane during the summer, but Sampdoria held on to their prized asset. But if the Italian side make him available for transfer, there sure will be plenty of interest from the Premier League and other top clubs across Europe.
Damsgaard could prove an effective signing who could give Klopp different ideas on the pitch, much like former Reds star Adam Lallana. Klopp’s side faces intense competition for the Sampdoria star with Juventus, AC Milan, and even Lyon linked with the Dane.
Liverpool’s lure could prove difficult for Damsgaard to turn down, but Juventus were thought to be closing in on his transfer in the summer. The Old Lady could be an attractive option if the Danish star decides to stay in Italy.