Liverpool have reportedly made contact with Ligue 1 giants AS Monaco for a potential transfer of French winger Thomas Lemar.
Jurgen Klopp’s side were in pursuit of the 22-year-old attacker in the closing stages of the summer window. However, a deal never has been materalised..
Liverpool’s Premier League rivals Arsenal have also made a last-minute attempt to sign the £90m-rated attacker, however, AS Monaco have refused to sell another star player after the departure of Kylan Mpabbe.
According to the Liverpool Echo, Jurgen Klopp has not given up on Lemar and sees him as a perfect replacement for Philipe Coutinho who has been rumoured with a switch Barcelona during the January transfer window.
The report claims that the Gunners remain interested, while Manchester United and Chelsea are also keeping tabs on the talented French forward, however, it is believed that the player finds the prospect of working under Klopp appealing.
A space in the Liverpool team could open up for Lemar given widespread reports that Philippe Coutinho could be on his way to Barcelona.
The Spanish giants’ head coach Ernesto Valverde has recently dropped a hint over Coutinho’s possible move to Nou Camp in the nearby future.