Liverpool increase interest in 18-year-old with minimum asking price of £25m

A report in the Daily Mail has suggested that Liverpool plan to step up their interest in Borussia Dortmund prospect Christian Pulisic as they face up to the fact that they will be without Philippe Coutinho for the next six weeks.

The Brazilian is set to be out until the New Year after suffering ankle ligament damage during the win over Sunderland at the weekend, the Mail reports.

The Mail claims that the Reds had a bid rejected in the summer, and following the latest injury setback, it appears that they are now even more determined to sign the American, who has been making a major impression in the Bundesliga this season.

Pulisic has scored twice and contributed four assists in just nine top flight appearances this term, so it is not difficult to see why Jurgen Klopp – who was the manager when the youngster arrived in Germany – is now keen on bringing him to the Premier League.

Despite his promising form, it may not be a surprise if the asking price proves to be a stumbling block for Liverpool however. The Mail suggests that it could take a bid of at least £25m to make a move happen, which arguably makes a move a gamble given his lack of experience.

But if Klopp feels that Pulisic has the potential to reach the same level that Coutinho is currently at at some point in the future, then he will surely have little doubt about making the kind of bid that tempts Dortmund into selling.

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