Since arriving in the Bundesliga in 2015, Christian Pulisic has developed into one of world football’s top young attackers at Borussia Dortmund and the sky really is the limit.
Having impressed so much in recent years, netting 11 goals in 78 appearances thus far, the 19-year-old has been linked with moves away from the Bundesliga, with Liverpool the most notable suitor.
It was Jurgen Klopp who signed the teenager during his time at Dortmund and he saw an £11m bid rejected for the young winger 18 months ago but the Reds have remained keen on the attacker and are expected to return with another offer.
Speaking on The Totally Football Show on Monday, German football journalist Rafa Honigstein revealed he would be surprised if Liverpool didn’t try and sign him next summer.
Christian Pulisic is a player Liverpool have tried to buy before [and] I’d be very surprised if they don’t come in heavily for him next summer.
But he wouldn’t be a replacement, because he’s a little bit like Coutinho when he arrived five years earlier.
Although the USMNT star has a lot of talent, Honigstein believes the attacker isn’t quite ready to be a like-for-like replacement for Philippe Coutinho who signed for Barcelona earlier this month.
He’s not quite ready to play in that central role, he’s more of a winger, more of a No. 10. He just has one or two touches and wouldn’t be right. Even if Dortmund were prepared to sell him, which they aren’t, he wouldn’t be able to do what Coutinho had been doing for the team.