“Make it happen” – Liverpool fans deliver their verdict on link to 22-year-old starboy

Houssem Aouar is the latest name to be linked with a summer move to Anfield, as Jurgen Klopp looks to bolster his squad ahead of next season.

A disappointing title defence currently sees the Reds sit outside of the top four, with only feint hopes now left of bridging the gap to Leicester and Chelsea with five games to go for Klopp’s side.

Injuries to key players have undoubtedly hampered their season, with Virgil Van Dijk, Fabinho, Joe Gomez, Joel Matip and Jordan Henderson all having faced time on the sidelines this season.

Aouar’s arrival on Merseyside undoubtedly hinges on Georginio Wijnaldum and what he decides to do on the contract front.

It appears that talks have hit the end of the road, and with the end of the season now within touching distance, it looks very likely the Dutchman will leave Liverpool this summer.

Aouar hasn’t been too influential for Lyon this season, with just nine goal involvements to his name all season, and questions still remain as to whether he is a ‘Klopp player’.

Klopp is renowned for his aggressive, front foot approach, but whether Aouar would suit that style is open to interpretation.

£26 million is rumoured to be the fee Lyon are looking for which would replicate small change for a club of Liverpool’s size.

But with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic causing financial havoc throughout football, spending could well be cut back across Europe this summer.