7 Sep 2016

Anfield Choker: 'Unbelievable' €20m attacker wanted by Liverpool confirms he's loves 'Manchester United'

After failing with a late deadline-day offer, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp reportedly remains determined sign Borussia Dortmund starlet Christian Pulisic, but a new development this week suggests that the Reds may struggle to attract the €20m-rated attacker to Anfield.

Last week, Liverpool Echo claimed:

"Liverpool are planning to follow up their interest in Christian Pulisic in future transfer windows".

Liverpool's 'interest' may become a moot point, however, if Manchester United enter the race.

Speaking to ESPN today, Pulisic revealed his admiration for one of Liverpool's biggest rivals:

""I was a big Manchester United fan [and] I loved to watch Wayne Rooney. His passion for the game is something you don't see much. That's what I loved about him"

If the opportunity presents itself, it seems unlikely that 'unbelievable' Pulisic will turn down the opportunity to play alongside Rooney, a player for whom he clearly has great admiration.

Whatever happens, signing Pulisic between the ages of 17-19 is a mistake, as history shows that no foreign attacking player in that age group has *ever* come through the ranks to become a first-team regular at Anfield. In my view, the best strategy is to following the Coutinho route, and buy Pulisic when has a solid 3-4 years of top level experience/development behind him.

* Youngest-ever player to appear in a World Cup qualifier for the US national team.


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