Tuchel was everything Chelsea fans could have hoped for and more since arriving in January. The Champions League has already been delivered categorically. Moreover, their form at the start of the season this season has led many to settle them as favorites to lift the Premier League.
However, a player who was marginalized under Tuchel is Callum Hudson-Odoi. And speak Express, Klopp hopes the door is ajar to Liverpool to melt.
The 20-year-old winger has been a player in his own right since Tuchel’s arrival. He has only played once in the Premier League this season. He was again an unused replacement in their 3-0 win over Tottenham on Sunday.
Hudson-Odoi operates primarily as a winger. Although Tuchel has chosen to deploy the youngster to the right-back on occasion.
But with Reece James and Cesar Azpilicueta already in position, the likelihood of consistent playing time looks grim. In addition, his chances of usurping personalities like Mason Mount or Kai Havertz in the dual role behind Romelu Lukaku are slim.
Despite this, Tuchel described a potential loan deal to Borussia Dortmund in the final stages of the summer window as ‘impossible’ to sanction. This was despite admitting that it would have been a “good opportunity” for Hudson-Odoi to shine.
Most according to the Express (citing the Italian point of sale Transfer market), Tuchel’s resolve may soon be put to the test again.
Klopp is described as “eager” to test the waters on the talented striker. While it is difficult to convince Chelsea to sell to a direct rival, the Reds are said to be “carefully considering” making an approach.
Liverpool’s interest in Hudson-Odoi is said to date back to 2019. It is claimed that the Reds had talks with the player’s agent around the time Bayern Munich saw an offer rejected.
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The Liverpool youngster sparked an ‘immediate’ call from Klopp
Meanwhile, Liverpool assistant coach Pep Lijnders has said he knew straight away after seeing youngster Kaide Gordon that he would be a perfect fit for the first team.
The 16-year-old, who celebrates his birthday next month, has yet to make a senior appearance for the Reds. However, he’s been in and around first-team players in the preseason before. In fact, he played 120 minutes in three games this summer.
In front of a potential first-team debut in the Carabao Cup against Norwich on Tuesday, Lijnders revealed how he spotted Gordon’s talents during this summer’s preseason.
“About Kaide, before the preseason we always make sure that our biggest talents, or talents, start a week earlier than us, so they start with U23 training,” the coach said. at a press conference (via Liverpool website).
“So I went to see the U23s train. I see a player and he has fire every moment he touches the ball!
“He passes the players like they’re not standing there, so I call Jurgen [Klopp] immediately like, ‘Wow, we have a new player here!’ “
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