LIVERPOOL boss Jurgen Klopp is reportedly keen on signing Real Madrid outcast Eden Hazard in January – but the Anfield board are not convinced.

The German is thought to be desperate for attacking reinforcements ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations, which takes place over the next month in Cameroon.


El Nacional claim that Klopp, 54, suggested a possible move for the Belgium captain to the Liverpool board, who were reportedly not keen on the idea.

The Liverpool boss apparently remains a huge admirer of Hazard from his time at Chelsea and believes he could aid in their title challenge this season.

But the Anfield hierarchy are believed to see him as a 'lost cause' and will not sanction a move for the £130million winger, despite being surplus to requirements in Madrid.

The German was reportedly told to forget about signing Hazard, with the board concerned by the 30-year-old's persistent injuries and lack of form.

Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah's absence will leave Klopp with Roberto Firmino, Diogo Jota, Divock Origi and Takumi Minamino as his only attacking options.

And with Liverpool slipping to 12 points adrift of the top, it is vital that they take maximum points from their upcoming fixtures to keep their title fight alive.

Most read in Football

LUK AT THAT

Lukaku AXED from Chelsea squad to face Liverpool after bombshell interview

KY DO

Kyle Walker secretly weds childhood sweetheart despite cheating & fathering lovechild

ROLL THE RICE

Man Utd handed boost in £100m Declan Rice chase after West Ham's slump

WELL WISHES

Man Utd and Liverpool battling for Leeds' home-grown hero Charlie Cresswell

FREE BETS: GET OVER £2,000 IN NEW CUSTOMER DEALS

Another player Liverpool are reported to be interested in signing is Porto's Colombian winger Luis Diaz, who has also been linked with Newcastle.

El Nacional suggest that the 24-year-old is Liverpool's main attacking target and that the club have been hugely impressed with his recent performances.

The talented wide-man has netted an impressive 13 goals in 15 league appearances for Porto this season.

And he was also awarded the Golden Boot as the joint top goalscorer alongside Lionel Messi at the 2021 Copa America, scoring four goals.

Read our Transfer News Live blog for the very latest rumours, gossip and done deals

    Source: Read Full Article