However, the potential fly in the ointment for Liverpool has arrived as the report from Football London claimed that Bissouma ‘would choose Arsenal over any other Premier League club’.
Bissouma has gone from strength to strength since his arrival at the Amex Stadium in 2018 and is currently enjoying statistically the best season of his career so far. His 16 league appearances (all starts) have seen the energetic midfielder average an unprecedented 6.97 match rating with Sofascore.
Following his arrival at Brighton, his former team-mate Dale Stephens hailed Bissouma‘s ‘incredible’ ability and said he had the ‘most ability in a young boy that I’ve played with.’
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The Brighton ace was believed to be one of the favourites to fill that void, but with his preference for Arsenal now seemingly set in stone, Jurgen Klopp must set his sights elsewhere.
The Liverpool squad may boast an abundance of midfield options, each with viable claims to playing a starring role. However, with Klopp’s demands on his players so high and with injury issues getting the better of at least two of the midfield stars, the German needs high-quality options to fall back on at all times – which is why the apparent end of the Bissouma pursuit feels so disappointing.