Liverpool keeping tabs with 24-year-old Premier League winger

Liverpool and PL rivals Tottenham and Leicester City’s reported interest in West Ham United’s Jarrod Bowen was further vindicated by the winger’s performance with Man United at the weekend.

This comes from Melissa Reddy for the Independent, with the renowned reporter highlighting several qualities within the Irons attacker that would be well-suited to the German manager’s outfit.

Despite the number of footballer sales Liverpool made in the window, it appeared that not enough exits had occurred to justify any additions beyond Ibrahima Konate. When The Athletic journalist James Pearce first confirmed our interest in Bowen in the summer, there was a somewhat mixed reaction from fans.

Having turned the likes of Georginio Wijnaldum and Andy Robertson (coming from relegation-battling outfits) into world-class talents, however, one might be inclined to argue that the recruitment team has more than earned some faith in its decision-making.

With the need for a backup forward highlighted by the limited contributions of the likes of Divock Origi and Taki Minamino last term, we’d imagine that a new attacker will be a priority for us in the next summer window.

When the Hammers agreed a £20m-plus deal to prise the Englishman away from Hull City last winter, it ended the wait to see only which PL club would scoop up the Championship’s hotshot.