Liverpool have emerged a shock contender to rope in Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Pascal Gross.
The German playmaker arrived from Bundesliga outfit Ingolstadt for a mere fee of £3m and since then has been an integral part of the Seagulls setup. Gross played a pivotal role as Chris Hughton’s side managed to stay up in the Premier League last season.
But this term it hasn’t been easy for the 27 year old as he has heavily struggled due to persistent injury problems. However, that hasn’t stopped Klopp from scouting the German national.
Despite having a host of attackers the absence of an attacking midfielder has already been felt and with Liverpool engrossed pretty intensely in the Premier League title challenge the German gaffer wants to bring in some reinforcements in January.
Having failed to reach a deal for Lyon playmaker Nabil Fekir, the Reds have identified Gross as a suitable alternative. Despite signing a new contract in the summer a fee of around £15m should be enough to snap up the player.
Klopp is a long time admirer of the player spoke highly of him on a number of occasions. “I have known him since he was a kid
“He is a fantastic player that has made another big step physical wise.
“He has a nice right foot, is good at set-pieces and a nice shooter. He is a smart player and I like him.”