FSG desperate to sign a home grown American footballer for the club. Reports have suggested that they are really keen on signing Borussia Dortmund’s Christian Pulisic. They will now do all they can to make it happen in January. The American owners see the United States international as an ideal young star to represent their country and Liverpool in the Premier League.
18-year-old Christian Pulisic is currently one of the most talked about names in the sport both sides of the pond. He really has the ability to become a star of world football. There is the belief that Pulisic’s value in the US market would see the Reds make back whatever they invested in the teenager’s services.
He has already made 11 appearances for his national side. In that time, he has become the youngest American to play in a World Cup qualifier. He is also the youngest player to score in a World Cup qualifier for the US. The youngest ever player to have scored a brace for the US.
Jurgen Klopp is a well-known admirer of the Dortmund man and has been heavily linked with a move for him in the upcoming January transfer window. I would certainly love to see him at the club. At his young age, with someone like Jurgen Klopp to educate a him he would have a massive future.
Potentially Liverpool will be short up front during the new year, when the fixtures come through thick and fast! The fixtures will cause a strain on Klopp’s team, exacerbated by the high tempo play there is a possibility of more injuries. Danny Ings was recently ruled out for the rest of the season due to a knee injury. Saido Mane is expected to leave for the African Cup of Nations in the new year.
FSG utilising Moneyball
FSG really believe that Pulisic is marketable. A young american poster boy – representing one of the top European clubs whilst representing the US. They must be seeing $$ every time he plays. I am convinced that Michael Edwards is crunching the numbers working out how many weeks it would take before they break-even.
Christian Pulisic has admitted that he is surprised with how fast his career for club and country has progressed. In a recent interview with ESPN he was quoted; “If you asked me last November, where I thought I would be, I would not say, ‘Right I where I am now.’ Obviously I wasn’t expecting it to all go so fast, with things at Dortmund and then the national team.”