Liverpool seems to be in the running to sign a player who was part of the Borussia Dortmund side that won the Bundesliga title under Jurgen Klopp. While it isn’t Mario Gotze or any other player from the current side, it is being rumoured that the Reds want to sign Ivan Perisic of Inter Milan.
The 27-year-old has reportedly been a player on the radar for the Merseyside club and the Premier League side might have to bid around £30million if they want to sign the Croatian international according to the reports from the Liverpool Echo. There was another player on the radar for the club in Marcelo Brozovic but Perisic knows what it is like to play under Klopp.
The report also claims that the Reds will face competition from Chelsea and Manchester United if they want to sign the midfielder. There is, however, a problem that the Klopp-Perisic partnership had during their time at Dortmund.
The player was sold just after winning the league title in the following season and had fallen out with Klopp so it does seem to be a bit of a funny rumour suggesting that the German manager wants to bring the midfielder to Anfield.
Perisic would be a great utility player for the side and his ability to play out wide will certainly add quality to that department. He might not be as pacy or as tricky as a Sadio Mane or a Philippe Coutinho but he is a hard working player and it isn’t a surprise that Klopp wants such a player in his side.
Unfortunately, the deal might not go through as already stated, the pair doesn’t really see eye to eye and this could be just a random rumour made up to spike up the value of the player. Liverpool do need to bring in someone who can add to the quality of the attack but they aren’t interested in this transfer window it seems.
They have been linked with the likes of Quincy Promes and even Christian Pulisic but nothing has worked out it seems for Klopp and co. Should they not get back to their best, they might not even finish in the top four and that would certainly be a disappointment after a great start to this season.
Liverpool can get back to another final should they defeat Southampton in the EFL Cup second leg semi-final by two clear cut goals. That will certainly be a good start to getting back on track.