Liverpool’s Dembele pursuit in tatters as key Barca star suffers injury
An injury to ex-Liverpool star Luis Suarez is likely to affect any move the Reds make to sign Ousmane Dembele, according to the Mirror.
With Luis Suarez now facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines, Liverpool’s chances of landing the player have been dealt a heavy blow. The former Liverpool striker is expected to be out for four months after picking up a knock in the Supercopa de Espana semi-final defeat against Atletico Madrid.
Injuries and the presence of Lionel Messi, Antoine Griezmann and Suarez in the pecking order have limited Dembele’s appearances this season. The 22-year-old has made 12 appearances for Barcelona this season and has scored 3 goals. (h/t Whoscored)
Now with Suarez out injured, Barcelona is unlikely to want to sell the player this month as they chase the coveted Champions League crown.
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One of the best young players in the world, Dembele’s effect at Barcelona has been curtailed by injuries. The youngster has impressed when given a chance and has shown glimpses of his excellent potential. He was a part of the French national team that lifted the World Cup in 2018.