Liverpool are ready to resume their chase of Borussia Dortmund midfielder Christian Pulisic, having lost Philippe Coutinho to injury.
The Brazilian is set for a six-week spell on the sidelines after scans on Mondayrevealedankle ligament damage. Coutinho, one of the most potent attackers in the Premier League this season, collided with Didier Ndong during the Reds' win over Sunderland on Saturday and was forced off the field, leaving fans hoping for the best but expecting the worst.
Danny Ings is also out for the rest of the season, while Daniel Sturridge has a small calf problem as well, and hasn't returned to full training. Fortunately, Adam Lallana and Roberto Firmino should be okay for action on the weekend, but Jurgen Klopp is set to lose Sadio Mane to the Africa Cup of Nations soon.
As a result, and according to the Daily Mail,the club have reportedly turned their focus on Pulisic. The 18-year-old has been a great performer for Dortmund this season, having scored two goals and assisted four in just six Bundesliga starts.
However, with Marco Reus returning from injury, he could face more time on the sidelines, which would prove a boost for Liverpool. Dortmund aren't keen on selling, but a fee of around Â£25m could convince them to let him go.
Pulisic lived in England for a year when he was seven, and is in love with the English style of play, which he says impacted his development as a young player.
"A lot of people don't realise but it really brought on my passion for the game," he said. "After school every day, I was just out for hours in the park, playing with my schoolmates.
"That's really where my love for the game started to come alive and that was a big part of my development.
"There were so many players that just showed so much skill and confidence in their games. I just loved the English style."
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