24 Mar 2017

Anfield MegaDeal: Liverpool to make £35m offer for 'incredible' attacker who's 'like Robben'

Liverpool are once again being linked with a move for one Inter Milan's most consistent attackers.

In January, the Liverpool Echo claimed that Ivan Perisic is on Jurgen Klopp's transfer radar, and according to Italian newspaper Tutto Mercato this week:

"According to our sources, Jurgen Klopp is ready to offer £35m for Inter Milan attacker Ivan Perisic".

Liverpool were also linked with Perisic in July 2016, and at the time, ex-Red Danny Murphy raved:

"Ivan Perisic has been one of the stars of the tournament [Euro 2016] for me. His power and running ability is phenomenal".

Some info about Perisic:

* Left-winger, who can also play on the right. Contract expires: 2020.

* 2011-2013: Played under Jurgen Klopp a Dortmund.

* Dortmund: 12 goals/7 assists in 64 games (One every 129 mins)

* Inter Milan: 16 goals/10 assists in 62 games (One every 167 mins)

* Oct 2016: Davor Suker's assessment: "He [Perisic] is incredible; he has strength, talent and a knack of scoring. He's decisive like [Arjen] Robben".

This link is a little surprising given Perisic's negative history with Klopp:

* Nov 2012: Perisic moaned: "I cannot be pleased with my situation. I don't get a lot of time on the pitch. When I play I score, but when I don't score, I am not an option for the next three games".

* When specifically asked about Klopp, Perisic added: "We have no relationship. He is the best coach in Germany right now, so everyone accepts the subordinate role".

* Upon hearing Perisic's comments, Klopp scathed: "Public whining belongs to kindergarten. He should shut his mouth and not complain to reporters".

Granted, this is over four years ago, but I can't see Perisic wanting to play under Klopp again, especially when he's coming into the twilight of his career.




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