Ex-Liverpool man tells Jurgen Klopp to sign €100m pair

Date published: Wednesday 15th December 2021 8:58 - Joe Williams

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp and Christian Pulisic have a chat

Former Liverpool defender Jose Enrique thinks Chelsea winger Christian Pulisic and Barcelona youngster Gavi would make great additions to Jurgen Klopp’s squad.

The Reds brought in Ibrahima Konate from RB Leipzig as their only summer signing with Klopp not looking to make wholesale changes to his squad.

A lack of new players certainly hasn’t hindered Liverpool this season with Klopp’s side sitting second in the Premier League and comfortably through to the last 16 of the Champions League.


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Enrique is happy how things are going at Anfield but would love to see Liverpool add Pulisic – who is valued at €50m – to their ranks.

Speaking to BeMyBet, the former Liverpool full-back said: “Pulisic is a good player. The only problem with him is injuries, but Klopp knows him very well and he would be a great addition.

“But I don’t see it happening – Chelsea won’t let one of the best players leave for Liverpool when they’re fighting for the title. But you never know.

“Chelsea are not a team that sell players, and if they do it’s likely to be somewhere else. Hopefully I’m wrong because he’s a great player and he would do well for Liverpool.”

Another player Enrique is keen to see arrive at Anfield is Barcelona youngster Gavi with the €50m-rated 17-year-old enjoying a breakthrough season at the Camp Nou.

Enrique added: “Gavi has a lot of potential, he’s very young. Barcelona need money as well, so maybe that’s an option. If he joins Liverpool he will still have a lot to learn but he’s a very, very good player with a lot of talent. And every player under Klopp improves.

“If Barcelona are happy to sell, he can definitely do very well for Liverpool. I’m sure Klopp would get the maximum from him. I don’t see Barcelona selling to Liverpool, unless he’s on a low salary.

“But the problem at Barcelona is the players on big salaries. For Liverpool, he’s a great player and great players are always welcome.”

Mo Salah came seventh in the Ballon d’Or rankings earlier this month with Klopp and some fans confused as to why he didn’t finish higher.

Enrique thinks Salah should’ve been higher but doesn’t agree with the notion that he should have won the accolade.

The Spaniard continued: “Salah was too low on the Ballon d’Or rankings but he shouldn’t have won it. It’s not just about personal numbers, it’s about the team as well. That’s the way the Ballon d’Or has been for a long time.

“Messi won the Copa America, Lewandowski won the Bundesliga and other titles, and their numbers were massive. There was no fight for those top two positions but Salah should definitely have been third or fourth. He was the main man to take Liverpool to the Champions League.”

 

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