West Ham star Bowen has been linked to Liverpool after a report suggested Klopp holds him in high regard which supports Neville’s glowing reviews from last season
Pundit Gary Neville and Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp both share the same positive view on West Ham forward Jarrod Bowen.
The Hammers star is rumoured to be on Klopp’s desired signings list in the transfer window which backs up Neville’s opinions of the 24-year-old in the last term.
Bowen scored eight goals for his club and made five assists in the Premier League in the 20/21 season which has impressed the Reds manager.
And Liverpool want to sign the star if they can scrape enough funds together this summer with a report suggesting the Reds could sell off Divock Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri to afford Bowen.
According to The Athletic, Klopp holds the young forward in high regard, which ties in with Neville’s sentiments.
Speaking as he commentated on West Ham’s clash with Manchester United in December, Neville said on Sky Sports: “Bowen has been a real threat when he’s released.
“He’s gone past Telles like he’s not there. He’s a real live-wire. He pops up everywhere.”
And the former Manchester United star added a few weeks later: “I always think Bowen is a bundle of energy. He is brilliant to watch.”
If Liverpool do sign Bowen he will join their pre-season efforts which have started with a training camp in Austria.
Klopp has said it is going as well as could be expected but he is anticipating the team to improve ahead of the upcoming campaign.
He told the club website: “For being satisfied, a lot more things have to happen – we have to be in the season and know we can bring the things on the proper pitch like we do in the training sessions.
“But the training sessions look so far exceptionally well. We’re really happy with the circumstances, even with the weather.
“It’s raining a lot here as well but it’s good for training because it didn’t hit us too much during the training sessions, the pitches took the water pretty well. So we could really train a lot and exactly what we wanted to. So far everybody came through it and that’s really pleasing.”
And he added: “We are in a much better position than we were a week ago, and you can’t always say that during a pre-season because sometimes so many things happen and you think, ‘Oh my God, why did we start in the first place?!’
“That’s really, really nice so far. I’m just looking forward to it. Today is now a day off obviously because the boys need that, the whole camp is a proper challenge for all of us because we are quite long together. We have to see how we deal with that, but so far it was perfect.”
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