Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp eyes “impressive” former Arsenal academy starlet

Donyell Malen of Borussia Dortmund (Photo by ANP via Getty Images)
Donyell Malen of Borussia Dortmund (Photo by ANP via Getty Images) /

Liverpool are in the market for a new winger. Jurgen Klopp would like somebody to backup Mohamed Salah as this former Arsenal starlet could achieve.

Liverpool have had an excellent start to the season, as they sit second in the league, only bettered on points by Manchester City currently. They face a tough trip to North London to face Spurs tomorrow evening, the Lilywhites having started the season unbeaten as well.

Partly to thank for the Reds’ incredible start to the season is their business throughout summer. Jurgen Klopp did well to bulk out his midfield options, with the signings they made having slotted into the team well and impressed the Kop.

But Klopp, being the perfectionist he is, isn’t yet satisfied with his squad. With an eye on the future, he knows that some of his best players aren’t getting any younger. In particular Mohamed Salah, who is a concern for two reasons. Firstly, he ages at 31 years old, meaning a replacement is due. Secondly, he is of interest to other clubs and Liverpool are frankly lucky he’s still at the club.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp eyes ex Arsenal academy starlet Donyell Malen

With those factors in mind, Klopp is acting prudent and would like to secure this position for the future. According to a stunning claim from BILD, Liverpool would like to sign the 24-year-old winger from Borussia Dortmund, Donyell Malen.

The Dutch forward spent some time in the Arsenal academy, honing his craft under the great Arsene Wenger. Since leaving the academy, he’s had an excellent start to his career, representing PSV and Borussia Dortmund. Now, Klopp feels like the player of his former club is ready for the step up to the Premier League.

In other news, read about the Liverpool predicted lineup vs Spurs by clicking here.

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