Liverpool are set to end their pursuit of West Ham’s Spanish midfielder Pedro Obiang as the midfielder has suffered an injury.
The Reds are desperate for some quality additions in a few positions in the squad and Jürgen Klopp has been busy recently trying to scout potential stars who can move to Anfield in the summer.
A number of star players have been linked with the English outfit in recent times and these rumours will only intensify when the summer transfer window is officially open.
However, one player that Liverpool might drop their interest on is West Ham midfielder Pedro Obiang.
The 24-year-old has been one of the most consistent players for the Hammers this season, playing alongside an out of form Mark Noble, and helping his side to the top half of the table, after a mediocre start to the season.
The likes of Jordan Henderson and Georginio Wijnaldum have been decent this season but Klopp wants to add to his midfield and reportedly identified Obiang as a suitable option.
But, Liverpool are now ready to pull the plug on their interest on the player after the West Ham star suffered an unfortunate injury setback.
The Spaniard, who has been the first choice at the club this season moved to London at the start of the previous season and had a constant injury problem that seemed to have flown away this season.
However, Obiang has once again hurt his ankle and is now ruled out for the rest of the season.
Liverpool have had their own share of injuries and it is now understood that Klopp is now reluctant to spend on the West Ham star and is already starting to look elsewhere.
Obiang may well be back in action by the start of the next season but he might take time to get back into his groove and Liverpool will rather want to spend on a star who can walk into the first team next season.
Though Klopp might still be willing to take the gamble, Obiang is just not the right man for Liverpool next season.