It’s hard to imagine that either Tottenham or Liverpool would be too happy to sell players to each other as both look to become the main rivals to challenge Manchester City’s Premier League title defence, but that’s exactly what reports from Germany appear to suggest regarding forward Son Heung-Min.
According to SPORT1, Liverpool are one of several clubs keen on the South Korea captain, and whilst it is hard to foresee any such deal being possible in current circumstances, it is worth considering the prospect.
With pace and energy, Son seems to be a ready made option to slot right into Liverpool’s attacking trio currently occupied by Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.
Always pressing high, happy running with the ball and looking to cut inside, he has many similarities with several of the current men at Anfield, only really lacking the consistency that they have built up over time.
A clinical finisher when required, he would give the Reds an option that they don’t currently have, with Jurgen Klopp often resorting to makeshift alternatives like Danny Ings or Ben Woodburn when one of the strongest line-up in attack need a break or are absent through injury.
The German has learnt from the last two seasons that such a situation can’t go on forever, with too shallow a squad having come back to bite him before already in his spell on Merseyside.
In practice though, it is hard to see such a move happening. Son would surely only leave White Hart Lane if he was guaranteed first team football and that seems unlikely given the role that Liverpool’s first choice trio have. He may rotate with them, but he has such a role under Mauricio Pochettino in London now so it would seem a sideways move.
In addition, Tottenham would demand a huge fee. Another attacker would be a smart move, but it is not Liverpool’s top priority and it is unlikely to that they would make such an investment for a rotation option from the bench.
Son would be an ideal option to fit into Jurgen Klopp’s team. For now though, it may just remain a fantasy.