Mason Mount’s situation at Chelsea is reportedly being watched by Liverpool as doubts about the England international’s future at the team grow. The 23-year-old’s contract expires in 18 months, and negotiations for a new one have been postponed until January because there was no progress made before the World Cup.
Juventus and Liverpool are both keeping tabs on the midfielder’s situation at Chelsea, and the two teams may try to make a move for the player to expand their midfield options, according to the Guardian. As they attempt to beat out competition from the Serie A giants for the 32-cap international, the Reds may look to include one of their own players to sweeten any deal for Mount. Here, Express Sport lists some of the superstars Jurgen Klopp might bring to his squad as he looks to bolster it.
Keita’s potential inclusion in a move might benefit all parties since Chelsea is reportedly interested in signing him when his contract at Anfield expires at the end of the current campaign. But a transfer in January may also benefit Liverpool, offering the Reds a chance to earn something in exchange for their star and giving the Blues a replacement for Mount.
Given that the 23-year-old is under contract with Chelsea through 2024, there would be little pressure for them to let him leave in January. Instead, a departure in the summer, when Keita would be a free agent, might be more likely.
Despite not being at his best this season, Gomez has shown in the past that he is capable of giving excellent defensive performances. He is especially well-suited to playing in a back three, Graham Potter’s preferred formation, so the former Brighton manager would find him appealing.
Given that he has fallen behind Ibrahima Konate and Joel Matip in the pecking order at Anfield, Gomez is unlikely to see much action there and would certainly leap at the prospect of a transfer to Stamford Bridge.
Since years, Chelsea has struggled up front, and Firmino might be the person to help. In 21 games across all competitions this season, he has scored nine goals, and his link-up play has consistently ranked among the best in the Premier League.
With Firmino’s contract at Anfield expiring at the end of the current campaign, using him in a swap deal might present the same problems as using Keita. Additionally, the Brazilian is something of a Merseyside club legend and might want to leave England for his next move.
Prior to England vs. USA, Christian Pulisic issues a warning to Chelsea teammates Sterling, Mount, and Gallagher
Prior to their meeting at the World Cup in Qatar, Chelsea teammates Raheem Sterling, Mason Mount, and Conor Gallagher received a message from forward Christian Pulisic of Chelsea.
The 24-year-old will serve as the USA’s captain when Gregg Berhalter’s team faces England in Group B on November 25 in the Middle East. Pulisic has cautioned other nations not to underrate his nation, which is currently the third favorite to win the tournament overall.
The USMNT will try to advance further in Qatar after failing to qualify in Russia, but they will face challenging opponents in Wales and Iran in addition to Gareth Southgate’s team. But Pulisic has told detractors to write off the US at their peril.
The regular names will be the favorites to win in Qatar, according to the odds, Pulisic said. “We know we won’t be included in that group, which includes Brazil, Argentina, Germany, France, England, and one or two more.
We go to the World Cup, we give it everything in every game we play, we make America proud, and wherever that takes us, we have to wait and see. But we don’t look at the odds, and we’re not there just to make up the numbers.
At Al Bayt Stadium the following week, Pulisic will square off against teammates Sterling, Mount, and Gallagher from Chelsea.
Pulisic continued, “I understand why there will be a lot of talk and excitement surrounding the England game. There are three games in the group, none more crucial than the other two, and in each one, we will compete for the points. They have some of the best players in the world, players I am familiar with.