It was reported last night in various media outlets that Liverpool FC have been offered the chance to sign Borussia Dortmund midfielder Emre Mor. It would likely be a loan move with an option to make it permanent. Emre Mor is a player Liverpool have previously been linked with. He was strongly linked to the club last summer, when Jurgen Klopp was monitoring his progress; however he chose to sign a 5 year deal with Borussia Dortmund. The speculation may have been sparked by Emre Mor’s season, which consisted of limited opportunities. According The Express, he has struggled to breakthrough at Dortmund, making 19 appearances, with only 5 league starts. Further adding to the players future uncertainty, manager Thomas Tuchel has now left the club, meaning it is not clear if Emre Mor is in Dortmund’s plans.

A loan move for Emre Mor, 19, would make sense if he was able to gain enough experience and was given time to settle into a position. He could potentially flourish under the management of Jurgen Klopp; however my concern would be that the current starting line-up is already experienced and strong. This means I envisage him being a squad player, useful for added depth to cope with the champions league and other domestic competitions, but not the ideal environment for a young player coming to a new league to develop. He has played predominantly on the right wing or in attacking midfield; he would be competing with players such as Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Adam Lallana. Although, with the current attacking players at the club, it would be a great learning curve for Emre Mor, as he would able to shadow and learn from these players. I am not convinced the transfer will go ahead; however, it would be an exciting prospect as the Turkish international has a lot of potential for the future.

Ben Wade