Steve Nicol comments on Christian Pulisic to Liverpool speculation

Liverpool FC midfielder Philippe Coutinho reacts during the Premier League Asia Trophy match between Liverpool FC and Leicester City FC at Hong Kong Stadium on July 22 2017, in Hong Kong,...

Could Borussia Dortmund’s Christian Pulisic replace Barcelona target Philippe Coutinho at Liverpool?

Steve Nicol has told ESPN FC that Borussia Dortmund youngster Christian Pulisic is not at the level of Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho yet.

According to The Sun, Liverpool want to sign Pulisic if Coutinho leaves for Barcelona in the summer transfer window.

It has been reported that Spanish and European giants Barcelona are interested in signing Brazil international attacking midfielder Coutinho from Liverpool this summer.

Philippe Coutinho of Liverpool during the pre-season friendly match between Wigan Athletic and Liverpool at DW Stadium on July 14, 2017 in Wigan, England.

If the 25-year-old, who can also operate as a winger, does leave for Barca, then Jurgen Klopp’s side will make a bid of more than £30 million for Pulisic, according to the report.

The USA international is only 18 years of age and is one of the best young players in the world.

Pulisic, who is a versatile footballer and can operate as an attacking midfielder or as a winger, scored three goals and provided six assists in 15 Bundesliga starts for Dortmund last season, according to WhoScored.

Christian Pulisic of Borussia Dortmund passes the ball during the preseason friendly match between Urawa Red Diamonds and Borussia Dortmund at Saitama Stadium on July 15, 2017 in Saitama,...

Liverpool legend Nicol has given his verdict on the teenager footballer, stating that he is not yet at the level of Coutinho.

“If Coutinho leaves, then I think there is very chance that he would start, yes,” Nicol told ESPN FC about Pulisic. “Clearly, he is not at the level of Coutinho as yet, which actually starts another argument.”

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