If Liverpool decide to make a summer move for Borussia Dortmund’s Christian Pulisic, they could face opposition from Manchester United.
I’m sick of writing about it by this point and it’s only been four days but Philippe Coutinho has signed for Barcelona and has left a considerable gap in the middle of Jurgen Klopp’s team.
The Brazilian was instrumental during his time at Liverpool and from 20 games in all competitions this season, he made 23 goal contributions, scoring 15 goals and creating a further 8.
Now that he’s gone, Liverpool are presented with the tricky situation of replacing him and with more and more reports indicating that Naby Keita could be their go-to man, it would make sense if the Reds only moved for Christian Pulisic in the summer.
According to the Independent’s chief football writer Miguel Delaney, Liverpool will be faced with competition in the race to sign Pulisic this summer by Manchester United with the American prodigy seen as “a big target for the Old Trafford hierarchy.”
Although Pulisic has only scored three goals and provided one assist in 21 appearances for Dortmund this season, there is no questioning the massive potential he has and signing him as a 19-year-old would save Liverpool tens of millions of pounds in the future.
Of course, given the quality he already possesses and his potential, Liverpool will have to spend big and fight off the likes of Manchester United to sign him this summer.
Miguel Delaney writes that United could hold a trump card over any other interested parties in the fact that Henrikh Mkhitaryan wants to move back to Borussia Dortmund so there is a very real opportunity for a swap deal between the clubs.
For now, however, it’s all very hypothetical but given that Naby Keita could join Liverpool this month for a premium of £17.7 million, Christian Pulisic isn’t a priority right now.