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Liverpool transfer news: Jurgen Klopp’s last wish? Reds target manager’s ‘favourite player’

Robin Bairner
Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool, Jarrod Bowen, 2023/24
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Liverpool could begin life after Jurgen Klopp by signing a star the manager himself has branded his “favourite player”.

The Reds go into the summer faced with the possibility of a big-money offer for Mohamed Salah from the Saudi Pro League, the type of which they would struggle to turn down given the Egypt international only has a year left to run on his contract.

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As such, they are tracking possibilities to replace him and have turned their attentions to West Ham winger Jarrod Bowen, according to TeamTalk.

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Bowen, 27, has enjoyed a career year at West Ham under David Moyes, scoring 14 Premier League goals in 28 matches, despite often being used out of position as a centre-forward.

The former Hull City man is looking good to go to Euro 2024 with England and Klopp has previously spoken of the attacker in the highest terms.

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Bowen is Klopp’s ‘favourite player’

Speaking ahead of a 5-1 Carabao Cup victory over West Ham in December, the Liverpool manager said of Bowen: “He is probably my favourite player besides all my players I have to say. It’s great what he is doing and how he has developed.”

And West Ham star Michail Antonio believes that Klopp was laying the groundwork for a future transfer in these comments.

“Klopp said before the game that Jarrod Bowen is his favourite player in the league other than his own players. I think he’s trying to lay those seeds man, he wants Jarrod,” he said on the Footballers’ Football Podcast.

“He can lay the seeds all he likes mate. The man has just signed a seven-year deal bro, if he wants that, he can bring the money. Who’s he going to replace, obviously he plays on the right? Are you hinting at something here? Are you letting Salah go yeah?”

With Salah’s future up in the air just weeks before the summer transfer window opens, the possibility that Liverpool are lining up a deal for Bowen is only increasing.

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