Liverpool reportedly seem to have been dealt a blow to their transfer plans for Barcelona striker Ousmane Dembele following the news of a significant injury to Luis Suarez.
The Merseyside Reds had been linked with an interest in signing Dembele by Spanish outlet El Desmarque, but one imagines that possible deal will now have become a great deal trickier to get done.
This is suggested in a report from the Daily Mirror, who reveals that the injury to Barcelona star Luis Suarez may have inadvertently hurt his old club Liverpool.
The Mirror quotes an official statement from Barca saying that the Uruguay international forward is set to be out of action for four months.
This inevitably means the Catalan giants won’t be rushing to sell any other attacking players this January, with Dembele likely to become a more critical part of the squad.
The France international winger has had his struggles in his time at the Nou Camp, but this could now be his chance to play more often and show what he can do with a regular run in the team.
Most Liverpool fans probably won’t be that bothered by this development anyway, with Dembele not precisely making much sense as a priority transfer target anyway.
Jurgen Klopp already has a world-class front three of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino, while recent signing Takumi Minamino can also play in a variety of attacking positions.
There appears little room for Ousmane Dembele, even if he is a top young talent who looks like he could be a decent fit for Jurgen Klopp’s style of play.