Liverpool are reportedly frontrunners to launch a move for Aaron Ramsey during the January transfer window.
The Welshman is set to leave the Emirates next year after Arsenal recently withdrew their contract offer in light of a failure to agree to his £200,000-a-week wage demands.
Ramsey could be sold on in the mid-season window as the Gunners look to avoid losing him on a free when his current deal expires in the summer.
Liverpool have emerged as leading contenders to sign the 27-year-old as they look to bolster their midfield with goals and creativity.
Though Manchester United are also interested in Ramsey, the Evening Standard’s James Olley reports that Jurgen Klopp is the more likely manager to make a solid move.
The same report suggests Ramsey could be available for less than half of the £53million the Reds were set to pay for Lyon’s Nabil Fekir prior to the collapse of the deal back in June.
Ramsey showcased his eye for goal in Sunday’s 5-1 win over Fulham as he expertly-flicked home from close range to finish off a sweeping team goal.
It will arguably be his runs from midfield into the final third and beyond that motivate Klopp to pursue Ramsey amid the absence of an advanced playmaker.
He may not represent an orthodox no.10, but he certainly offers the invention and box-stalking presence Liverpool have been in need of this season.
Klopp’s midfield strength in depth could grant Ramsey an unrestricted licence to break forward as an outright attacking option for the Reds.
It’s the kind of deal you can only imagine Klopp pouncing on, providing the price is right.