Liverpool are desperate to win the race for coveted Borussia Dortmund winger Christian Pulisic, and could even consider selling summer arrival Fabinho to fund the expensive move.
Fabinho is yet to make a much of an impact since joining Liverpool for around £44m during the summer. The Brazil international did not make his first Premier League appearance until late October and has been the subject of criticism from fans, with the 25-year-old guilty of some underwhelming performances since leaving Monaco.
Pulisic has been a long-term target for Liverpool, with the
£70m for a player with 18 months left on his deal seems a bit much 🤷♂️— Sam McGuire (@SamMcGuire90) November 18, 2018
The report also quotes a source from within Liverpool, who confirmed Klopp's determination to sign the winger. The source said:
This season, Pulisic has made 12 appearances for Dortmund, racking up three goals and four assists as the club currently sit top of the Bundesliga. In total, he has represented Dortmund on 109 occasions, netting 15 goals and creating a further 24 for his teammates.
The German side would likely only accept a huge offer for the youngster, and Klopp could generate a huge portion of the required funds by cashing in on Fabinho, who has been linked with a move to the likes of Juventus and AC Milan.
The Brazilian has failed to cement a regular place in Liverpool's starting lineup, after many believed Fabinho could be key to The Reds improving on their impressive form from last season. The club would likely be reluctant to give up on the 25-year-old so soon into his Anfield career, but may find themselves unable to reject a sizeable offer.