Friday, May 7, 2021

Liverpool and Manchester United to fight it out for Barcelona starlet


Liverpool are going to be very active in the upcoming transfer window. Jurgen Klopp wouldn’t have expected such a turnaround for the club. Everything that could have gone wrong has gone wrong for the club this season.

Injuries have derailed Jurgen Klopp’s plans and the Reds will be on a mission next season. They’re still in the Champions League but chances of turning around a 3-1 deficit are low. The club has done it before against Barcelona but this time they’re shorthanded.

If they drop out of the Champions League, the club’s whole focus will be on securing a Champions League spot for the next season as they sit on the 5th spot in the table. Only then can Liverpool look to add reinforcements to their ranks.

The club is being linked with a lot of players but probably the most exciting of them all is Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele. In the initial period under Ronald Koeman Barcelona weren’t giving much importance to Dembele.

Barcelona may accept bids for Dembele and Liverpool and Manchester United are interested

The player had been in and out of the team and it feels as if he is not a major part of Ronald Koeman’s plans for Barcelona. Dembele at the end of this season will enter the final year of his contract with Barcelona.

The time is ripe and it is the perfect opportunity for Liverpool to pounce upon. Someone like Dembele could really give the team a huge boost. However, they will face competition from local rivals Manchester United as they too are interested in the Frenchman.

John Barnes believes Dembele should be a major target for Liverpool:

Ousmane Dembele is back on the road to recovery. The Frenchman has finally gotten his fitness back and is playing well for Barcelona. Barcelona were accepting approaches for Dembele in the last transfer window.

Ousmane Dembele could become an exciting prospect for Liverpool

Manchester United were willing to sign him on a year-long loan with an option to buy. However, Barcelona were only willing to accept a permanent deal for the youngster. Both Manchester United and Liverpool will look to offer them that deal this time.

Liverpool legend John Barnes believes fans should be excited at the prospect of Dembele coming to Anfield. This was his statement as per reports from the Express. “One player that I think could make it at Liverpool is Ousmane Dembele“.

“Of all the players linked with Liverpool, he is a player that fans should be excited about.”If he wants to continue playing at the biggest clubs like Barcelona then Liverpool is the right club for him.

“He’s a player that fits the way Liverpool plays and I think that Liverpool would be interested in that type of player.” It’s hard to disagree with John Barnes considering that both Dembele and Liverpool like quick attacking football.

As of now, United would seem to hold the advantage given their position in the league and their prospects of winning the Europa League. Hence for Liverpool, Champions League qualification is now a must if they are planning to go for Dembele.


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