Jurgen Klopp’s Influence Could See Julian Draxler Join Liverpool Instead Of Arsenal

Do you need to link to the Naby Keita story in the final paragraph?

It is expected that Liverpool will lose Philippe Coutinho by the end of next summer’s transfer window. Barcelona want the Brazilian and there is a good chance Liverpool will be forced to sell the former Inter Milan star should the Catalans persist with their interest. Aside from Barca, there is also a chance Paris Saint-Germain will also be in for him in the summer. This much has been hinted at by PSG star and Coutinho’s national team mate, Thiago Silva.

In replacement of Philippe Coutinho, Liverpool have been linked with many names. One new name has however been added to the list of potential replacements. And that’s Arsenal target Julian Draxler. Earlier this week news emerged that Arsenal are working on signing the German on loan ahead of the January transfer window.

The former Wolfsburg and Schalke 04 player is surplus to requirements at Paris Saint-Germain due to the presence of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, who were both purchased this past summer. The 2014 World Cup winner has only completed 90 minutes on four occasions for PSG in all competitions so far this season, hence the reports of a move to a club where he would play regularly may be considered by he and his representatives.

According to TalkSport, who are citing L’Equipe as their source, Liverpool have also opened talks with the player and will aim to beat Arsenal to his signing. Julian Draxler was linked with the Reds before he joined PSG and it appears Jurgen Klopp is a fan of the German. But it remains to be seen if he can beat Arsenal to his fellow countryman’s signature.

However, one thing is certain – just as France-based and French players respect Arsene Wenger, Bundesliga-based and German players admire Jurgen Klopp. Only yesterday RB Leipzig director Oliver Mintzlaff confirmed the influence of Jurgen Klopp was responsible for Liverpool winning the race to sign Naby Keita from the German club despite serious interest in the player from Barcelona.