West Brom flop Grzegorz Krychowiak would be Liverpool's riskiest signing in years

Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool shows appreciation to the fans following the UEFA Champions League Final between Real Madrid and Liverpool at NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium on May 26, 2018 in...

Despite failing in the Premier League with West Brom, Liverpool reportedly want to sign Polish midfielder Krychowiak from Ligue 1 champions PSG.

Sevilla's Polish midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak celebrates with the trophy after the UEFA Europa League final football match between FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk and Sevilla FC at the Narodowy...

Grzegorz Krychowiak is a two-time Europa League winner, a £24 million PSG player and a 54-time international who has represented his country at the European Championships and the World Cup. He is also Liverpool’s most risky transfer target in years.

According to the Sun, the Reds are interested in signing Krychowiak as Jurgen Klopp looks to plug the gap left by the departure of Emre Can, who moved to Juventus this week after his contract expired.

But why would a player with such an impressive CV be viewed with a great deal of suspicion by Liverpool fans? Well, because the last two years have been an absolute nightmare.

He was one of Europe’s most respected defensive midfielders when he swapped Sevilla for PSG in the summer of 2016, but to say he flopped in France would be an understatement. Krychowiak looked completely out of his depth alongside a higher calibre of teammate and made just seven Ligue 1 starts all season.

Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal (L) is fouled by Grzegorz Krychowiak of PSG (R) and a penalty is awarded to Arsenal during the UEFA Champions League Group A match between Arsenal FC and Paris...

He then spent the 2017/18 campaign on loan at West Brom, although that hardly enhanced his reputation. Krychowiak failed to live up to expectations as the Baggies finished bottom of the Premier League.

And, only two weeks ago, his Poland team crashed out at the group stages of the World Cup with Krychowiak, who gifted Mbaye Niang Senegal’s winner in the 2-1 defeat with a misjudged back-pass, one of the worst performers.

So Liverpool would be signing a talented player but one in arguably the worst moment of his professional career.

West Bromwich Albion's Polish midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak (L) vies with Southampton's Serbian midfielder Dusan Tadic  during the English Premier League football match between...

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