Some would say that Jurgen Klopp has lived a charmed life since becoming the manager of Liverpool Football Club.
Although the German remains popular amongst the support and has their full backing, the pundits are quick to point out that winning the Holy Grail, the Premier League, is still something that the club have failed to do, something that irks those who yearn for that particular piece of silverware to grace the Anfield trophy room.
Plus, if you throw into the mix the serious amount of money Klopp has been given to build the current side then the inference could be made that the club has under-achieved.
But, as is often the case, talk of one final piece of the jigsaw being added becomes prevalent as the January transfer window approaches.
Lurking in the pages of the tabloid publication, the Sun, is the inference that Liverpool could be prepared to make a huge cash outlay in the aforementioned transfer window, breaking the club record transfer fee to bring to the club that last piece of the jigsaw.
According to our quoted source, Liverpool are looking to lure Ousmane Dembele, away from Barcelona, for a club-record transfer fee of £85 million.
Dembele, a member of the French World Cup winning squad, has had mixed fortunes during his spell at the Camp Nou, although it should be pointed out that the player was unfortunate enough to suffer a bad injury during his first few weeks with the club.
Primarily a winger, the 21-year-old is also able to play as a striker, giving him that element of versatility that many managers crave.
But, two things worry me, Dembele’s failure to light up La Liga gives me cause for concern that a similar fate could befall him in the Premier League and I’m also questioning why Barcelona might be willing to part with a player so soon after signing him and a player they openly coveted before sealing a deal.
Is Ousmane Dembele the missing piece of the Anfield jigsaw or could he turn out to be an extravagant, expensive luxury?
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