/Liverpool unlikely to make Pulisic move – sources

Liverpool unlikely to make Pulisic move – sources

Liverpool are not set to be in the running to sign Borussia Dortmund’s Christian Pulisic in the January window, sources have told ESPN FC.

Pulisic has been strongly linked with a move to the Premier League next month, with Chelsea reported to have won the race to sign a player whose Dortmund contract expires in 2020 with no signs of a new deal forthcoming.

Liverpool made attempts to sign the U.S. forward in the summer of 2016 but had a €13 million offer turned down for the player, who was 17 at the time.

However, sources have told ESPN FC that Liverpool are not set to reignite their interest in Pulisic.

The club currently do not have plans to sign a player in his position in upcoming transfer windows, unless circumstances significantly change.

Jurgen Klopp has Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah as his first-choice options in attack, with Xherdan Shaqiri adding depth and impressing following his £13 million arrival in the summer. All four players committed their futures to the club with long-term contracts in 2018.

Sources said Liverpool are put off by the price it would take to sign Pulisic, a player they believe would not feature in their best starting XI.

Pulisic is not an automatic starter in Lucian Favre’s Dortmund team, who sit six points clear at the top of the Bundesliga at the winter break.

The 20-year-old has featured more as a substitute than a starter in the league this season.

Given Dortmund have a real chance of winning their first league title since 2012, sporting director Michael Zorc recently said the club would not be selling any player “who’s essential to us achieving our sporting aims” in January.

Klopp has repeatedly stated that it is unlikely Liverpool will make any signings in January, but has said that the club may be need to reassess that position if “something dramatically changes”.

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