Man United could cause Jürgen Klopp review Liverpool transfer ‘assurance’ as four Targets arise

Man United could cause Jürgen Klopp review Liverpool transfer ‘assurance’ as four Targets arise

This summer, Liverpool is reportedly interested in acquiring Mason Mount’s services.

The Chelsea star’s contract is set to expire in approximately one year, and the Blues appear willing to transfer him due to his refusal to sign a new deal.

Jürgen Klopp is not, however, the only interested entity in Mount’s availability on the market.

The Athletic reports that the England international is gravitating towards joining Manchester United, despite Arsenal and Manchester United also being interested in signing him.
If he does indeed move to Old Trafford in the coming months, Klopp will be compelled to explore alternative options to bolster his midfield in the summer.

Who will make the Reds’ shortlist remains to be seen, but which players could be targeted if Mount does not arrive on Merseyside?

Four players previously affiliated with Liverpool could meet the criteria, including one who could force Klopp to revisit a transfer ‘promise’ of sorts.

Dani Olmo (RB Leipzig)
RB Leipzig reportedly presented Dani Olmo with a ‘final contract offer’ earlier this year, per Sky Germany. His current contract is set to expire at the conclusion of the 2024-2025 campaign, and if the Spanish international refuses to sign an extension, the Bundesliga club could sell him this summer.

Still only 25 years old — roughly six months older than Mount — Olmo has been competing in Germany since 2020, and he appears well-suited to the new demands placed on the number eights at Anfield, with Klopp recently adopting a new-look 3-2-5 formation in possession. Liverpool has been implicated, with 90MIN reporting that scouts were present during Bayern Munich’s most recent match.

He is a technically proficient, offensively minded, and versatile player who can play on the wings and in the middle.

Over the past few years, Olmo has also gained experience within the Red Bull network, which could prove invaluable given Liverpool’s propensity to acquire Red Bull players, particularly during Michael Edwards’ successful tenure as Liverpool’s sporting director.

Orkun Kokcü (Feyenoord)
Orkun Kokcü has made a significant impact in the Netherlands this season, establishing himself as a dominant talisman under incoming coach Arne Slot, who recently declined the opportunity to coach Tottenham Hotspur next year. The midfielder is only about 1.75 meters tall, but he possesses a great deal of initiative.

Even though he is only 22 years old, the Turkish international has established himself in Rotterdam as a dynamic player. Edson lvarez of Ajax is the only player in the Eredivisie this season who has averaged more touches per 90 minutes than him.

Kokcü has played more progressive passes than any other player in the Dutch Eredivisie, and he has played more passes into the penalty area than every player in the league save for Steven Berghuis, Duan Tadi, and Václav ern.

The fact that he is captain of Feyenoord reflects his stature as a leader, and he also directs set pieces such as corners, free kicks, and penalties.

Liverpool is rumored to be interested, with Portuguese outlet Record (via Sport Witness) citing Liverpool’s interest as one of the reasons Benfica is preparing to withdraw from the contest.

Dominik Szoboszlai (RB Leipzig)
Dominik Szoboszlai, now 22 years old, has been linked to Liverpool in the past, and he could be on the move soon. The 1.86-meter-tall Hungarian international is a physical presence, yet he is very agile and mobile in the final third.

Szoboszlai’s contract does not expire until 2026, but he could be made available for the appropriate price. Like Olmo, he is a product of the Red Bull network. In fact, he has been under the Red Bull aegis since his Austrian debut as a child prodigy.

After making his debut as a 17-year-old, the offensive midfielder developed at Red Bull Salzburg before making the move to RB Leipzig in 2021. Since then, he has scored 12 goals and recorded 16 assists in the Bundesliga.

Szoboszlai could follow Ibrahima Konaté, Sadio Mané, Naby Keta, and Takumi Minamino in passing through the Red Bull network before joining Liverpool. Scouts observed both his performance and Olmo at the same time.

Matheus Nunes (Wolves) is a member of the Wolves.
Matheus Nunes has been on Liverpool’s radar since last year, but it remains to be seen if the Reds are still interested despite his relatively lackluster season with Wolves.

Last year, the Portuguese international debuted at Molineux as a major talent. Liverpool even appeared to have made him a ‘promise’ that it would return for his signature after his first season in the Premier League.

Nonetheless, he has struggled to establish himself as a permanent member of the team, as opposed to developing into a vital player.

In a show of faith, Wolves removed the clause in his contract that would have required Anfield to accept a fixed offer in the summer, as reported by the Telegraph, and Liverpool reportedly prepared to move on to other targets.

Nunes is still only 24 years old, and he appears to be adapted for Liverpool’s new 3-2-5 with the ball formation.

He has demonstrated his versatility this season by being used on both flanks and as a number 10, but he may be most effective as an attack-minded number eight, similar to Curtis Jones, who has recently flourished at Anfield.

If Klopp maintains his 3-2-5 formation for the upcoming season, Nunes could be a good match, as he poses a greater threat when given more freedom.

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Due to the new system with Trent Alexander-Arnold shifting into midfield, his offensive profile could make him a suitable alternative to Mount, although it would be preferable to beat Manchester United to that deal.

Man United could cause Jürgen Klopp review Liverpool transfer ‘assurance’ as four Targets arise