A moment of madness from former Liverpool defender Jose Enrique saw the Spaniard drop some potentially exclusive information on the possible signing of Bayern Munich midfielder, Ryan Gravenberch.
The Athletic journalist James Pearce has now, however, cleared up any allegations in his Q&A session presented in the form of Liverpool’s mailbag.
In a YouTube video with his friend, Enrique seemed to drop a clanger and reported that a deal had been secured behind the scenes for the young Dutch midfielder.
When asked about Gravenberch’s situation, he said: “This player is ours, amigo.”
Understandably, this sent supporters into a frenzy of confusion, but also a bit of hope.
However, Pearce shared his standpoint on the ongoing transfer story.
“My information is that nothing is nailed on at this stage. Gravenberch will be one of many under consideration. Bellingham is clearly the priority,” he explained.
Gravenberch has been reported to be on Klopp’s long list of midfield options way before Enrique’s supposed slip-up, so it seemed that the story had some substance.
Which it does, to an extent.
No deal has been confirmed on paper, but the experienced Pearce has noted that Gravenberch is among many others in Liverpool’s possible incomings.
Pearce’s comments will stand well with Liverpool supporters as it seems the club are still racing full steam ahead for Bellingham and will look at alternatives if the deal falls through.
With all things said, Gravenberch could possibly be smart business as Klopp looks to replace the lethargic midfield options Liverpool currently have.
The 20-year-old is yet to engrave himself as a starter for the Bavarian giants but impressed in his stint at Ajax where he won three domestic titles.
His game time in Germany has been very limited, gaining himself one Bundesliga start this season, taking his total for the club to a mere three starts – not astounding numbers, I must say.
The Dutchman’s lack of regular game time may force him into looking to provide his services elsewhere, and with the Bellingham transfer story on thin ice, Gravenberch’s situation should be monitored closely.