Liverpool believe that Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount could help to ‘significantly’ improve them next season.
The Reds are in the market for midfield signings, that much is clear. Now, according to The Daily Mail, that search has led them to Mount, who is said to be ‘admired’ by Liverpool.
It’s claimed that in their hunt to better their current midfield, the Reds believe Mount to be one such option. With 18 months left on his Chelsea contract, there’s a chance he could be unexpectedly on the market this summer.
However, while the admiration is there, Liverpool are reportedly still preparing for Mount to commit his future to the Blues.
Juventus are reportedly another team keeping track of Mount’s contract dilemma. But as things stands, the expectation is that despite hoping otherwise, both teams think the 24-year-old will stay at Stamford Bridge.
Plenty to like about Mount
There’s a feeling amongst supporters that right now, anyone would be an upgrade on Liverpool’s midfield options. But that certainly isn’t the case.
With the Reds now desperate for reinforcements, they have to be careful of seeing things through rose-tinted glasses.
In Mount’s case, it’s a tricky one. He would certainly add the legs that Liverpool have been missing recently and there’s the impression that Jurgen Klopp could get the best out of him. England teammate Declan Rice has called him ‘incredible’ and at times he can be.
But at the same time, he has his moments of glaring mediocrity. Think back to the Reds’ two cup final wins over Chelsea last season. Mount arguably cost his team both games. He missed two glorious chances in the Carabao Cup final, before missing the crucial penalty in the FA Cup shootout.
Just today at Anfield he showed flashes of why he has become a target for Chelsea fans’ frustration.
But there is another side to him, too. Mount is extremely durable, playing all but 13 of his club’s last 134 Premier League games. Playing 50 games in each of the last three seasons, he’s the kind of reliable midfield option Liverpool have been missing. Plenty to weigh up.