Liverpool: Klopp must land Mason Mount

Liverpool are set to have a transformative transfer window in the summer with a crop of players either out of contract or not performing at the high levels needed for the club to compete for more trophies and success in the future.

The Reds are currently eighth in the Premier League table after a poor start to their campaign, however, following their victory over Newcastle United on Saturday the side are now only six points adrift from a Champions League qualifying spot inside the top four.

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Indeed, the performances are starting to improve on the pitch with several players returning from injuries including Diogo Jota, Roberto Firmino and Virgil van Dijk but the Liverpool hierarchy will surely be preparing for the next transfer window after failing to reinvest in the midfield personnel last summer or in January.

Naby Keita, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, James Milner and Arthur Melo are all set for an exit from Anfield at the end of the season, whilst captain Jordan Henderson and Thiago Alcantara are both in the latter stages of their careers, paving the way for Klopp to build the next generation of talent in the centre of the pitch.

One player who has been recently linked with a move to Merseyside is Chelsea ace Mason Mount, with the Daily Mail reporting that Liverpool are pushing to sign the midfielder this summer due to his challenging contract negotiations at Stamford Bridge.

Could Mason Mount be Klopp’s next prodigy?

There is no doubt that Mount has the Premier League experience to comfortably compete for a spot in Liverpool’s midfield set-up next season and could even further develop his skills under the German coach.

Over 22 league appearances this season, the 24-year-old – hailed “world-class” by Dean Saunders – has scored three goals and registered two assists.

Those aren’t the awe-inspiring numbers we’ve come to expect from a player with over 50 goal involvements in the Premier League.

That said, he has still made his mark in attack, successfully completing 54% of his dribbles, as well as averaging 1.5 shots on goal and 1.4 key passes.

Also a player who works incredibly hard, he’d certainly suit Klopp’s heavy-metal style of play having made 1.4 tackles and won 3.6 duels per game this term.

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Not only that, Mount is a regular England international tallying up 36 caps and scoring five goals under Gareth Southgate and was integral in the national team’s progression to their first final since 1966 in Euro 2020.

It hasn’t been all plain-sailing for the talented €80m-rated (£71m) player this season in a disjointed Chelsea team that is struggling, however, an opportunity to make a move to another Premier League giant could be a great chance for Mount to succeed and progress under a manager who has experience of getting the very best from his players.

Van Dijk, Sadio Mane, Georginio Wijnaldum, Andy Robertson and Jota were all brought in from top-flight sides but played their best football, reached their potential and polished their craft under the Liverpool manager.

With that being said, the signing of Mount could well grant Klopp his next Liverpool prospect.