Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp eyes a move for Leicester City superstar for next season
Jurgen Klopp has a long summer to plan and prepare his squad for the 2020/21 season to retain the Premier League title and possibly guide the club to their 7th Champions League to put on them on par with Italian giants AC Milan.
The Reds have been linked with several players for different positions on the field including Thiago Alcantara, Adama Traore, Jamal Lewis, Leon Bailey, and so on. Jurgen Klopp’s side was also close to signing Timo Werner, however, the German striker grew impatient as the Red’s had not yet made an official bid that saw the young striker opt for Chelsea instead.
A few players have already confirmed their departures from the Anfield and will not continue next season including Adam Lallana, Dejan Lovren, and next on the line is Xherdan Shaqiri who has barely played this season.
Mirror reports that Jurgen Klopp has now shortlisted Harvey Barnes as an ideal backup if Shaqiri this summer. The Leicester City winger has had a stellar season so far with the Foxes and his selfless play up front has seen Jaime Vardy run riot this season as he racked up with the Premier League golden boot.
The 22-year-old winger is yet to receive a call up from the English national team, however, Barnes has got into the good books of former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodger’s this season and has been pivotal first-team player for the Foxes.
Klopp has been highly impressed by the youngster’s tireless legs that allow him to press and cover ground relentlessly throughout the game. Barnes’s matchday conditioning would prove to be an important feature if he is to sign for Liverpool as Jurgen Klopp demands a high press throughout the game.
Adama Traore still remains a favourite at the president box at the Anfield, however, if the club fail to sign the former Barcelona winger, then Harvey Barnes would be their primary target. Barnes would also be a cheaper alternative although there has not been any official statement from the King Power Stadium regarding the asking price for the winger.
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