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Liverpool transfer news: Reds 'continue to monitor' Jarrod Bowen

Liverpool are still looking at a transfer for Jarrod Bowen, according to reports. The West Ham United midfielder does fit the bill.

This comes from the Athletic. They claim Liverpool still have a transfer for Jarrod Bowen in mind.

They’re still monitoring his situation, apparently, and will keep track of his development. That makes it sound as though Liverpool won’t make a move in the next few days, though.

But that potential is still there, of course. The transfer window shuts next week but Liverpool have moved quickly to sign players before.

The Athletic have been pretty consistent in their claims that Liverpool like the player. They initially reported interest last month, saying it would cost around £35m to complete a deal.

We think that would make a lot of sense. Bowen is a very talented player who fits the bill for Liverpool – and he’s still young enough to improve.

Xherdan Shaqiri’s exit and Harvey Elliott’s move into midfield opens the door for a right-sided player, too. Bowen could be just that while adding further to Liverpool’s Homegrown quota.

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But as we say, it sounds as though this will be long-term interest and that Liverpool won’t make their move just yet. That’s a shame, if accurate, as there’s more benefit in getting him now.

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Bowen is still only 24 but will move into his prime years soon. Time is of the essence if Liverpool want to mould him into their own player – the more seasons with him, the better.

We also think Liverpool could greatly benefit from more attacking depth this season, too. Especially in light of a tough Champions League draw that will put pressure on the squad.

So we’ll wait and see – there is still time, after all – but won’t hold our breath. If Liverpool are to sign Bowen, we’re looking at 2022.

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