Liverpool are reportedly interested in signing Brighton midfielder Pascal Gross in January in order to add a more attacking option to the centre of the park, as per report from Liga Financial yesterday.
Since arriving Brighton from Ingolstadt in a £3m deal last summer; his form has somewhat been down the pecking order but was instrumental to Brighton’s survival last season, netting seven goals and eight assists on route to being names their Player of the Season.
Gross is viewed by Reds boss as a cheap alternative to the likes of Nabil Fekir, Houssem Aouar and Kerem Demirbay, who have been linked with the Merseyside in recent weeks.
Although he has only agreed a new deal to extend his stay at the Amex few months back, it is believed he would be available at around £15m.
The midfielder is technically gifted and a free-kick expert. He is also able to operate in most areas of the midfield and would offer a more creative opportunity to Liverpool’s midfield that has been lacking at times.
However, I think it’s fair to say most supporters would be significantly underwhelmed should Gross move to Anfield — having not set the world alight for Brighton this campaign, the 27-year-old seems a player more suited to being a talisman for a club in the lower echelons of the league as opposed to being a squad player at a Champions League side.
Considering Xherdan Shaqiri’s success though following his lowkey move from Stoke in the summer though, Klopp may see something in Gross most of us are missing.