Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp previously promoted Christian Pulisic to train with the Dortmund first-team. His decision not to sign the player before his move to Chelsea now could come back to haunt him.
The American winger has been in magnificent form for Frank Lampard’s team since the restart. His goal against Crystal Palace on Tuesday helped the Blues to a 3-2 win over Crystal Palace.
When Klopp first arrived at Anfield in 2016, it seemed for all the world that he would look to take Pulisic to the club with him.
He has been linked with a move but for whatever reason, it simply never materialised. Now he’s making his mark on the Premier League and Liverpool might regret not landing him.
The 21-year-old cost Chelsea £58 million and he has taken some time to get going at Stamford Bridge.
This season, Klopp won’t hold any regrets over his squad, given that he has overseen one of the most dominant title wins ever.
Given Pulisic’s age, however, the Liverpool boss may start to wonder why he never took the plunge and added the 34-time international to his ranks.
The youngster has netted nine goals and registered eight assists during 2019/20 and he looks set to get even better.
Pulisic can play on either flank or through the middle and he would have been decent competition for Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.
It’s hard to question Klopp with many decisions but not taking a chance on a player he clearly rates in Pulisic could start to look very foolish.
As players like Adam Lallana, Xherdan Shaqiri and Divock Origi look set to be cast aside, having Pulisic for the foreseeable would have kept Liverpool looking strong.
Signings could still be made of course but on current form, Pulisic could prove to be one player who got away for Liverpool.