Liverpool are interested in signing England wonderkid Jude Bellingham from Borussia Dortmund but there remains one sticking point for manager Jurgen Klopp.
The Reds gaffer isn't keen on buying players from his former club with Klopp having managed the Bundesliga side from 2008-2015.
Bellingham is eyed by many at Anfield as a long-term replacement for Gini Wijnaldum with the Dutch midfielder having left for Ligue 1 side PSG over the summer.
The 18-year-old has plenty of admirers; now a regular starter for Dortmund, Bellingham has also cemented a place in Gareth Southgate's England squad following a standout performance against Austria.
With Oxlade-Chamberlain, Thiago and Naby Kieta yet to prove themselves in a Liverpool shirt, and Harvey Elliott on the side-lines after dislocating his ankle in the 3-0 win over Leeds, Klopp is lacking in central midfield.
But it appears the German will not be rushed into making any additions despite a firm interest in 18-year-old Bellingham.
SportBILD journalist Christian Falk reports Klopp is having second thoughts about the Brummie-born midfielder due to his current side.
The Reds boss is wary about signing players from his former club:
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"Liverpool are very interested, but Jurgen Klopp has inhibitions about signing Dortmund players,” states Falk.
“The contact with the club is also relatively good, so that will be difficult, especially since he still has a longer contract.
“I think he will end up on the island at some point, but, unlike Haaland, Dortmund fans can be hopeful that he will definitely play at least one more season."
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