Jurgen Klopp Urged to Sign £185,000 A-Week Chelsea Star

Former Liverpool assistant manager Phil Thompson has urged Jurgen Klopp to make a shock move for Diego Costa this summer

The Chelsea striker has been told that he is not part of Antonio Conte’s plans for the upcoming season and is currently in talks with AC Milan.

The 28-year-old, however, has publicly expressed his desire to return to Atletico Madrid, although he would be unable to play for the Spanish club until January due to their transfer ban.

And Thompson believes Liverpool should capitalise on the situation by signing the striker on a temporary deal.

‘Dare I say it: Diego Costa signs for Atletico Madrid and then gets loaned out to Liverpool?’ Thompson told the Irish Examiner.

‘It would be quite a dream, wouldn’t it? I’d take him for six months.

‘Going back three or four years when Liverpool were in for Costa, I think we offered 20 million. It was 25 million and the deal never got done.

‘I was amazed. If we’d have had Suarez and Diego Costa, God, they’d have frightened everybody.

‘You love these players. Every other supporter moans at them but you know as a Chelsea fan how much Costa will fight for you, do the battling for you. Good skills too. Good technique.

‘Is Morata going to be [as effective] when you get into battles in the Premier League?

‘It didn’t matter whether you were playing against Hull City or Manchester United, you knew what you’d get off Costa.’