Liverpool have reportedly sent scouts to watch Mahmoud Dahoud in the Germany U21s clash against Finland on Tuesday evening as they continue to monitor his progress.
The 20-year-old was on the club’s transfer radar over the summer, and according to The Sun, they failed with a £25m bid with Borussia Monchengladbach not interested in doing business.
Given that they sold Granit Xhaka to Arsenal this summer, the last thing the Bundesliga club would have wanted was to lose another top player.
Despite that setback though, Dahoud could in fact be available for a lower fee due to a clause in his contract, as noted by The Sun, although were he to sign a new deal with the club before the summer it would certainly complicate matters further.
It’s believed that the youngster will have a £8.3m release clause in his deal next year, and if that remains the case heading into the summer, then Liverpool will want to be at the front of the queue and push to land his signature.
The midfielder is highly-rated having impressed with Gladbach, and has made 115 senior appearances in all competitions, scoring 15 goals and providing 24 assists.
Evidently, Klopp has seen something he likes in the talented youngster and so they will be keeping a close eye on both his performances on the pitch and his situation off it in the coming months.