After the events of the past week you would have thought Liverpool would let the waters calm between themselves and Southampton following the Virgil Van Dijk tapping up fiasco which followed with a grovelling apology from the Merseysiders.
However The Sunday Times report Jurgen Klopp is set to return to the the south coast club and risk further damage to their relationship by snaring Dusan Tadic for as little as £13m following a release clause in his contract.
Liverpool appear to have reportedly hit a wall in their pursuit of Roma’s Mohammed Salah and are lining up the Saints winger as a viable option should the ex-Chelsea man fail to move to Anfield for the second time in his career after choosing Stamford Bridge over the Reds in 2014 under Brendan Rodgers.
The 28-year-old Serbian’s release clause would make any proposed transfer much simpler than the drawn out chase for Virgil van Dijk with Tadic open to the move.
Liverpool are busy preparing for Champions League duty next season should they overcome a play-off date in August and manager Jurgen Klopp is eager to get new bodies in the door as soon as possible ahead of that crucial tie.
The only new recruit so far has been former Chelsea striker Dominic Solanke who won the u-20 World Cup with England on Sunday alongside new club mate Sheyi Ojo and looks to have a promising career in front of him.
Klopp however will be hoping to sign experienced players to his squad as he aims to fight Chelsea for their title as well as making Champions League football a more regular occurrence at Anfield following a season of no European football at the club.
Damien McEvoy Pundit Arena