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Dean Jones confirms that Liverpool have been long-term admirers of Son Heung-min

According to the Liverpool Echo, Dean Jones revealed that Liverpool have been admirers of Tottenham Hotspur winger Son Heung-min for a substantial while and could possibly make a move for the South Korean international in the upcoming transfer window.

In seven years at the North London outfit, Son has not won any major European trophies. That could be a major motivating factor for the former Bayer Leverkusen winger to move out of N-17 in January.

There is no doubt about the individual brilliance of the player, who just last season shared the Premier League Golden Boot along with Mohamed Salah. Any team in the league would thrive with Son on their side, and Liverpool are no different.

Dean Jones confirms that Liverpool have been long-term admirers of Son Heung-min .
Son Heung-min could be a transfer target for Liverpool.

A few reports from earlier in the week were suggestive of the fact that the forward is in search of a new challenge and could move elsewhere. Liverpool have also been touted as a potential destination.

Son and Liverpool

Jones believes that Son could see himself out of Daniel Levy’s side in case Spurs do not finish in a UEFA Champions League spot. But if his main goal is to play in the UCL, Liverpool also does not seem the most viable option at the moment, given their absolutely disastrous form in the league this season.

Son is someone who has proven himself in the top tier of English football consistently. In 343 appearances for the Lilywhites, Son has 136 goals and 76 assists. Liverpool, or for that matter any side in the world could do with the South Korean’s services.

Dean Jones confirms that Liverpool have been long-term admirers of Son Heung-min . (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Son Heung-min with Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

The report also says that Real Madrid, Barcelona, PSG and Bayern are interested in the player. With two more years left on his contract (transfermarkt), it will be interesting to see whether he decides to part ways with Harry Kane, with whom he has created a strike partnership to be reckoned with.

Klopp appears to be a huge admirer of the player and a move could be possible if Liverpool could somehow, from this stage of an absolute mess, end up in the top four. Presently, the Reds are ninth on the table with only four wins from 12 games.

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Potential transfer targets are a thing of the future. The immediate concern of the Reds should certainly be improving the on-field performances. But it is no breaking news that Liverpool will certainly have to make a few bold decisions going deeper into the season.