Something went wrong, please try on again late. Sign up to receive the best LFC impression direct to your inbox Liverpool and Ousmane Dembélé : the non-transfer consider that just wo n’t go away. about ever since he moved to Barcelona in August 2017, Dembélé has been linked with a motion to Liverpool, and Jürgen Klopp evening once admitted that he was a actor he liked.

“ Oooh, he ’ mho on the market ? now I ’ molarity interested ! ‘ ” he said three years ago. clearly, he was joking about Liverpool being seriously interested — but he did hint that if Dembélé was in truth for sale, then he might be cutting. now, with calls to improve the depth in his Liverpool attack only continuing to grow, Dembélé is available, and for a bargain price. Dembélé is somehow still only 24, and with Barcelona needing to sell players before they can register raw €55m ( £46m ) signing Ferran Torres, he could be available on the cheap. Catalan outlet El Nacional report card that good €10m ( £8.4m ) could be enough to seal a transfer deal for Dembélé this calendar month because of how desperate Barcelona are to get him off their wage poster to register Torres. Signed four and a half years ago for an initial £96m tip that could have risen ampere high as £135m with add-ons, Dembélé is reportedly therefore available for less than nine per penny of that initial value. For a lot of his time in Spain, Dembélé has been injured, though he has made 126 appearances in all for Barcelona, scoring 30 goals and assisting a far 23. There is a very good argument that despite his unfulfilled endowment, those injuries should mean Liverpool steering well clear — an absolutely apprehensible stance.

But when the price gets so abject, there does come a point where it might be worth the risk. Wages could be a perplex indicate ( though it was reported last month in Spain that Dembélé was uncoerced to take a pay-cut in order to stay at Barcelona should he need to ) but at that transfer tip, there is an argument that it would be worth a gamble. Dembélé might not play every game but for £8m, he would n’t need to. He could be the cheap deputy choice that Xherdan Shaqiri was, except with the lend bonus that if he can stay fit, there could be a musician worth well in overindulgence of the tip being paid. If it did n’t work, the investment was minimal and Dembélé could leave as Shaqiri did, with little lost on a low-risk move. Liverpool have already exploited Barcelona ‘s poor decision-making by selling them Philippe Coutinho for a remarkable £142m ; doing the revoke and taking one of their players on the brassy after years of transmit links could finally be deserving considering.