Transfer: Liverpool monitoring Anderlecht winger


Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is reportedly monitoring Anderlecht star winger Frank Acheampong.

According to reports, the Ghanaian star has been scouted various circumstances this season by requests of Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and the German is keen on bolstering his attacking options in the January transfer window.

Acheampong joined Anderlecht from a Thailand side, Buriram United in a £700,000 deal in 2013 and has since built up himself in the main team setup at the club.

The winger has turned into a crucial member of the Anderlecht team showing up 18 times in League this season and has scored one goal while being included in each match in the group phase of the Europa League for the Belgian outfit.  He scored the only goal on the opening day of the season in a 2-1 win away at Royal Excel Mouscron. He has been also capped 12 times by Ghana and is set to include at the Africa Cup of Nations one month from now.

Acheampong is fit for playing as a left winger and additionally can be used as a left-back which has likely drawn Klopp’s attention given Liverpool’s’ issues on the left of defense.

James Milner has been an ever-present for Liverpool at left in this season however, it is not his common position, and on the other hand, Alberto Moreno remains a risk for the team.

Another option Joe Gomez is coming back from injury and can be used as a full-back, however, the 19-year-old stays unpracticed, so Acheampong could be a helpful player to have in the squad.

The Ghanaian worldwide is under contract until 2019 but could be accessible for as little as £6million, according to reports.

The absence of quality natural options has forced the Liverpool manager to play some player out of their natural position and if this deal sees the green light then Liverpool could possess a versatile player who can be moulded into play in various of positions which can bolster their squad for their maiden run to achieve the Premier League title this season.