Jurgen Klopp is reportedly a fan of Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Manu Kone, who has been linked with Liverpool for most of the summer.
According to journalist Rudy Galetti, the Anfield boss likes the 22-year-old’s profile, with Kone re-emerging in recent weeks as a target for Liverpool have been reported with a move to Anfield already.
Galetti said about Klopp’s interest in Kone: “Manu Kone, who is also followed by Borussia Dortmund, represents another profile and is always appreciated by Klopp.”
Lauded as a ‘phenomenal’ player by former Premier League goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer, the £26m-rated Kone does certainly fit what Liverpool are looking for in a fourth and final midfield signing.
Versatile, young and experienced in a top European league, Kone could flourish under Klopp and serve as crucial backup in the Reds squad.
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Moreover, Klopp’s attitude towards Kone as a player means that a deal could be accelerated, with the Anfield side aware that a transfer is better off being done sooner rather than later.
Klopp could spearhead Liverpool’s move for Kone
Kone has been linked with a move to Liverpool for what feels like forever, and this latest update could suggest that talks might soon begin with Gladbach for the youngster.
The French youth international is one of the most exciting prospects in the Bundesliga and a player who could flourish under Klopp, who might now spearhead Liverpool’s move for Kone.
Indeed, Liverpool’s need for a versatile midfielder could again bring them back to Germany, and Kone could be quite the addition for the Reds if a deal can be struck.