Liverpool buying Pascal Gross would be really, really weird.
The German is Brighton’s playmaker and most creative performer – enjoying an impressive debut Premier League season last time out, but has struggled with injuries in 2018/19.
Despite his relatively timid campaign, there were recently links between Liverpool and Gross, with Jurgen Klopp supposedly interested in spending £15m to bring the 27-year-old to Anfield and bolster our attacking midfield options.
In the summer, we were inches away from signing World Cup winner Nabil Fekir, so for Klopp to turn his attentions to the former Ingolstadt man would be pretty odd!
Gross himself though has refused to get drawn into speculation.
“I don’t read the newspapers but then maybe some friends or [a team-mate at Brighton] someone sees it and makes a joke,” Gross told the Argus.
“I have got nothing to say about it.
“I am really enjoying and I’m really happy to play in the Premier League with Brighton.
“I hope we can continue as we have done. At the moment that is everything I care about, the game on Saturday and that’s it.
“All the other stuff, that’s not my business.”
We imagine this will be the last we hear about Gross moving to Liverpool.
The reality is that the only 27-year-olds we should be buying are readymade superstars like Virgil van Dijk, or massive bargains like Xherdan Shaqiri.
It’s unlikely Liverpool will buy or loan anybody this January, with the recent emergence of Fabinho and Naby Keita as top-level options making us look much, much stronger.
Joe Gomez and Joel Matip should both be fit by the end of next month, so a centre-back isn’t required either.