Liverpool would be ready to sign Ousmane Dembele if Barcelona decided to sell the French winger, the Bleacher Report claims.
The former Borussia Dortmund forward joined the famous Spanish club in 2017 for a reported £133.5m and is yet to set either La Liga or the UEFA Champions League alight.
While it was Thomas Tuchel that signed Dembele at Dortmund and not Klopp, the Liverpool manager was and likely still is a huge fan of the 22-year-old.
When he moved to Merseyside, he tried to sign the Frenchman and even met him in Paris before he decided to move to the Bundesliga outfit.
Now, the Bleacher Report claims that Liverpool hold an interest in Dembele but would only make a move for him if it became clear that Barcelona were keen on offloading him.
His versatility would make him the perfect player for Liverpool to sign as he is able to operate on either flank or as a false nine.
Not only can he play as a right or left winger but he is as close to being two-footed as you can possibly be and is able to score all types of goals with either foot.
He would cost an absolute fortune to sign but he would undoubtedly be the type of player that Klopp has his recruitment team on the lookout for but the major difference between now and 2017 when the German manager tried to convince him to join the Reds is that he’s not a priority for Liverpool anymore.
Sadio Mane has now settled in at the club and matured into a world class player while Mohamed Salah since joined the club and blossomed into the best forward in the Premier League.
Signing Dembele would now present as many issues as it would fix, with the Frenchman arguably not a guaranteed starter.
His huge fee and wages would likely force Klopp into giving him more game time than he necessarily would be given if he didn’t arrive with the same financial pressure.
Dembele is a fantasy signing and will likely remain that for the foreseeable future.