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Liverpool are interested in signing Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele despite the Frenchman trashing Jurgen Klopp's house back in the day.
The winger signed for the club in a £97 million deal in 2017, effectively bringing him in as Neymar's replacement after he left for Paris Saint-Germain in a world-record £198 million switch.
Despite his obvious qualities, Dembele hasn't quite lived up to expectations at Barcelona due to a slew of injuries and his attitude being suspect.
The 24-year-old is out of contract next summer and with talks said to have stalled, Liverpool are keeping tabs on the former Rennes man according to The Mirror.
Ousmane Dembele's agent has approached Liverpool over potentially signing the winger on a free when his contract expires with Barcelona at the end of the season.— Anfield Edition (@AnfieldEdition) October 12, 2021
The 24-year-old wants to leave the Camp Nou and Jurgen Klopp is an admirer. [@cuatro] pic.twitter.com/0FjusfGxpM
The interest from the Reds comes despite what Dembele is alleged to have done to Klopp's house.
As per BILD, Dembele was renting a house in Dortmund from Klopp for years and his behaviour was becoming a real concern as he tried to force a dream move to Barca.
Dembele's head was completely turned and he stopped showing up for training as soon as he heard the Blaugrana were in for him.
In addition, the World Cup winner is believed to 'trashed' the home owned by Klopp - reportedly leaving it in a 'chaotic' scene by leaving bin bags on the front garden and not looking after clothing or furniture.
There were a number of bin bags alongside an armchair outside, as well as underwear and clothes left lying around.
Apparently Klopp, like an angry parent, was furious with the condition Dembele left the property in.
However, that situation hasn't given Klopp a permanently bad opinion of Dembele it seems. Catalan outlet Mundo Deportivo claim he is "in love" with him and there's already a plan in place to bring him to Anfield.
🚨 [MD] | Liverpool are already preparing the economic operation to sign Ousmane Dembélé— BarçaTimes (@BarcaTimes) October 11, 2021
Jurgen Klopp is in love with the Frenchman, and the 'Reds' sports director, Michael Edwards, has already put the plan in place to get him signed next summer pic.twitter.com/36VHEw79tD
When asked about Dembele in a press conference in 2018, Klopp responded saying, "Is he on the market? Now I'm interested."
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