Liverpool have identified Chelsea winger Christian Pulisic as the ideal replacement for Sadio Mane.
According to SportBild christian falk, Liverpool have expressed a desire to sign Christian Pulisic. The Chelsea striker has emerged as one of the options to replace Sadio Mane at Anfield, as Jurgen Klopp looks to rebuild the attacking setup next summer.
Liverpool seemed adamant enough to keep Mane. However, slowly but surely they are starting to consider the Senegal international’s potential exit from Anfield, especially amid interest from Bayern Munich.
The Bundesliga giants view Mane as an ideal replacement for Robert Lewandowski. The Pole has been heavily linked with a move to Barcelona this summer, with the striker even confirming his Bayern exit in a recent press conference.
Lewandowski’s potential move to Barcelona could lead to a transfer carousel as Liverpool are now targeting Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic as a potential Mane replacement. The Reds are aware of the United States international’s uncertain future at the club as the player has struggled with a lack of playing time at Stamford Bridge.
Thomas Tuchel obviously does not rate the winger too high. The player himself saw his time at Chelsea marred by injury problems. And as Chelsea seek to rebuild their squad following the arrival of new owners, Pulisic’s future at the club could be in jeopardy.
Pulisic’s precarious situation at Stamford Bridge has put Liverpool on red alert. Coach Jurgen Klopp hasn’t worked with the player on a professional level but knows the American well from his time at Borussia Dortmund when the winger was still a youngster.
Klopp has made positive comments about Pulisic in the past. And it looks like the German tactician is reportedly ready to sign him for Liverpool ahead of the new season.
Liverpool have already confirmed the arrival of Fabio Carvalho while January signing Luis Diaz has also gotten off to a quick start. Pulisic, with his direct style of play, could add some teeth to Liverpool’s front line. This could ultimately help them fight better against Manchester City for the Premier League next season.
However, Chelsea will be reluctant to hand over their star player to a direct rival unless Liverpool are willing to help them recoup the £58million they spent on the player a few years ago. Given Liverpool’s politics on the market, that seems like an unlikely proposition.