Liverpool signing Mason Mount is unlikely but is what they need
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Liverpool signing Mason Mount is unlikely but is what they need

Jurgen Klopp has done wonders to get Liverpool back to the top but I would love to see the German poach a rival player, with Mason Mount the ideal target.

Chelsea are flying at the moment and possibly their most consistent star – and certainly my favourite to watch – is Mason Mount, who was denied a goal of the season contender by Kasper Schmeichel.

According to the Daily Star, Mount feels underappreciated in comparison to some of Chelsea’s high profile players and, with the 22-year-old allegedly prepared to leave if the situation isn’t rectified, Liverpool are aware of the unrest.

He reportedly wants an increase on his £75,000/week wages, which even the Reds could do.

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It is likely agent talk but Mount moving to Anfield would not only be the perfect revenge for Chelsea snatching Fernando Torres, he would be an incredible player under Jurgen Klopp.

The Englishman has shades of Philippe Coutinho in terms of passing and shooting ability, even if he lacks the Samba magic that made the Barca star shine at Anfield.

In all competitions last season, Mount scored nine and assisted nine – a fantastic return for a then 21-year-old and, while he only has three goals and two assists this season, he is central to Chelsea’s attacking flow. Without him, their attacks would be disjointed and less threatening.

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Liverpool are the best attacking unit in the Premier League with 35 goals in 12 games. But adding a central play-maker like Mount would only further their ability to break down stubborn Premier League defences, lessening the creative load placed on Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Of course, the Scouser thrives with the creative responsibility placed on his shoulders. But it wouldn’t hurt to add another player to the squad capable of playing the defence-splitting pass or to chip in with goals from range or with a late run into the box.

Interestingly, Klopp said in 2019 that Mount was “for sure a £60m player, if not more.” If that’s what he would cost, it would be interesting to see how much the Reds would be willing to pay if it ever came to it.

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