Liverpool’s hopes of signing Mahmoud Dahoud in the January transfer window have been dashed.

Despite Borussia Monchengladbach sporting director Max Eberl stating that there was ‘zero chance’ of Dahoud being sold in January, German news outlet Sport Bild, via The Liverpool Echo, have claimed that Liverpool are interested in signing the midfielder in January.

“There are a number of options to deal with Kramer‘s absence – Mo Dahoud has been doing well in training,” Eberl said. “I’ve got no idea where these transfer rumours surrounding Mo Dahoud have come from.”

Despite Dahoud rejecting new contract offers from Gladbach, it would seem as though the German side will hang onto their talented young midfielder for the time being. There is a definite unwillingness to sell after letting Granit Xhaka depart to Arsenal in the summer. You can understand their position as they have a lot to lose by letting another gifted central midfielder leave the club.

There is also the fact that Dahoud might not even necessarily make it into Jurgen Klopp’s starting lineup with Jordan Henderson, Emre Can, Adam Lallana, Georginio Wijnaldum and Marko Grujic all vying for the available midfield berths.

There is no denying that Dahoud would bring a certain amount of technical quality to the Liverpool squad, but does Jurgen Klopp even need the German? I don’t think he does. With the way that Liverpool are playing, new players aren’t a necessity and there is the risk of upsetting the balance of the team.

We’ll keep you updated on any developments with this story, but all indications suggest that a winter move for Mahmoud Dahoud is unlikely.

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