Liverpool are reportedly preparing a £26 million offer to sign Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud after they failed to land him in the summer.

The German publication Express has reported that Liverpool will tempt the German club with a £26m offer for Dahoud when the transfer window revives in January. Gladbach declined to release the talented player this summer but Dahoud has supposedly declined to sign a new agreement as of now which has only 18-months left in it, because of his head being turned by the interest of a few clubs, including Liverpool.

The midfielder who came to Germany with his parents as a baby from Syria has scored five goals in 32 matches last season for Borussia Monchengladbach and his brilliance has not gone unnoticed. However surprisingly he has been utilized sparingly this season, with Gladbach manager Andre Schubert describing it to the player’s absence of match sharpness and fatigue. The midfielder only appeared five times in the league whereas in the Champions league he featured against both Barcelona and Manchester City, despite Granit Xhaka’s move from Gladbach to Arsenal.

The high-flying Reds have managed a super start to their Premier League campaign as they sit at the top of the table after 11 games, scoring 30 league goals and losing just once. Klopp’s first-choice midfield trio of Jordan Henderson, Georginio Wijnaldum and Adam Lallana have all impressed, though the Liverpool boss may look to add more options in the squad in the next window.

Signing the midfielder in the January transfer window can fend off interest from most of the top European sides who prefer doing business in the summer and Liverpool can capitalize on the situation. Klopp may not be enthusiastic about making an excessive number of signings in January as he has enough number of midfield players currently in the squad, however, could take advantage of Dahoud’s circumstance should he be made available by his club.

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