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'Chelsea and Liverpool': Jurgen Klopp offered 'unreal' £30m forward before deciding to sign Gakpo - Journalist
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'Chelsea and Liverpool': Jurgen Klopp offered 'unreal' £30m forward before deciding to sign Gakpo - Journalist

Liverpool might have moved to sign Cody Gakpo over the last few days but they’ve also been offered the chance to sign Leandro Trossard as well.

The Reds are moving quickly to get some January business done and Gakpo is now expected to sign on the dotted line at Anfield in the coming hours. Gakpo’s arrival gives Jurgen Klopp yet another forward option, with both Luis Diaz and Jota out injured.

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However, while Gakpo might be the man for now, things could have been different.

According to journalist Ben Jacobs over on Twitter, Liverpool are actually one of the teams who the agent of Leandro Trossard has offered his client to.

Trossard has been in fine form for Brighton all season. His goals and assists have caught the eye but Jacobs says, for now anyway, Liverpool don’t want anything to do with the player in terms of signing him.

Lauded by Rio Ferdinand for being in ‘unreal‘ form this season, Trossard could yet follow his former manager Graham Potter to Chelsea.

Trossard had played himself into the Belgium squad for the World Cup but like the entire team, failed to shine.

And with Liverpool now signing Gakpo, any faint hopes of a move to Anfield appear to be completely over now.

TBR’s View: Gakpo over Trossard makes sense for Liverpool

Despite his form for Brighton there are still question marks over whether Leandro Trossard is a player good enough for the very elite.

Without disrespect, playing for Brighton and Liverpool is completely different. Indeed, we’ve seen Yves Bissouma struggle to get going at Tottenham recently as well.

In terms of Liverpool, signing Gakpo makes the more sense. He’s proven himself at the World Cup and given how high in demand he was, is clearly a special talent. Trossard, it seems, might have to bide his time a tad.

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