Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, keen to take Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele

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Dembele joined Barca from Borussia Dortmund in the summer of 2017, for a fee that could eventually rise to £135 million, but he has struggled to establish himself at the Camp Nou, chalking up just two goals and seven assists in 20 appearances in all competitions thus far.

Jurgen Klopp is reportedly "obsessed" with Barcelona's young star Ousmane Dembele and is prepared to do whatever it takes to make a loan deal to Liverpool happen this summer, despite the Spanish clubs' president Josep Maria Bartomeu insisting there is no chance of a sale.

With Barcelona expected to sign Atletico Madrid superstar Antoine Griezmann within the next couple of months, Dembele could struggle to break into the first team, which could tempt Ernesto Valverde to either loan him out or sell him. Now I am interested.

"The option of selling him is not on the table".

Barcelona fans were going wild on social media, while rival fans were happily telling Liverpool supporters to forget about landing Dembele. "We are finishing the season and then there will be meetings", he told Catalan radio station RAC 1 .

As well as left back, there is a feeling at the club that he could also play as a centre-back as well as defensive midfield, report Don Balon. He told Telefoot, as quoted by the Express: "I'm not going to leave after just one season". The 5-year contract he inked with Barcelona is said to include a €400million (£350m) buyout clause. "I'm working on my cardio, because I get exhausted very quickly".