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Liverpool set sights on Borussia Dortmund’s Youssoufa Moukoko

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Jurgen Klopp has reportedly set his sights on Borussia Dortmund teenage sensation Youssoufa Moukoko.

The Lowdown: Moukoko profiled

The 17-year-old has taken the Bundesliga by storm, scoring 11 goals and providing eight assists in 58 games for Dortmund.

Despite his age, he already ranks in the top 6% of European strikers for non-penalty goals, non-penalty xG and assists as per FBref, and was once described by Man City striker Erling Haaland as “the biggest talent in the world.”

He has already broken numerous records, becoming the youngest ever Bundesliga player when he made his debut at the age of 16, as well as being the youngest player to reach ten Bundesliga goals.

The Latest: Liverpool interested

Liverpool are one of the clubs who have set their sights on the teenager according to SportBild, as his contract runs out in the summer of 2023.

Although he is expected to sign terms with Dortmund as per Sportwitness, Klopp is reportedly tracking the youngster with a view to a deal which could cost €30m (£26m).

The German’s interest in raiding his former club does not end there, as a long-term interest in Jude Bellingham could materialise into a bid according to rumours.

The Verdict: Hot property

If the reported price tag is true, then most top European clubs will be interested in a deal for the youngster, as one of the hottest prospects in European football.

Should Liverpool convince him to come, he could be the long-term replacement for Roberto Firmino as a central striker, as well as replacing the source of goals that Sadio Mane used to provide before his move to Bayern Munich.

A deal may be unlikely if he signs fresh terms with Dortmund, but it would represent a statement signing should Moukoko move to Anfield.

However, given that the owners of Liverpool, Fenway Sports Group, have recently announced their willingness to sell the club, it remains to be seen what kind of spending power the Reds will have by the summer.

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