Jurgen Klopp ‘wants Liverpool to sign Callum Hudson-Odoi’ with Chelsea future uncertain

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is reportedly keen on Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi ahead of the January transfer window. Hudson-Odoi didn’t feature as Thomas Tuchel’s side beat Tottenham 3-0 to go top of the Premier League on Sunday, with the winger having struggled for minutes so far this season.

Hudson-Odoi has made just two appearances for Chelsea since the start of the new campaign, having started the Super Cup victory over Villarreal and the 3-0 win against Aston Villa nine days ago.

The 20-year-old was believed to be close to joining Borussia Dortmund on loan ahead of the transfer deadline, but Tuchel refused to sanction the move, saying it was “impossible” to let him go.

Hudson-Odoi was selected at right wing-back for the home clash against Villa, which was Chelsea’s first game after the transfer window closed.

But Sunday’s win over Spurs suggested he still faces a fight to carve out a place in Tuchel’s team, with N’Golo Kante and Timo Werner coming on for Mason Mount and Kai Havertz, while Hudson-Odoi remained on the bench.

The winger was also left out of key games towards the end of last season – including all of Chelsea’s Champions League games from the quarter-finals to when they beat Manchester City in the final in Porto.

He faces competition from Mount, Havertz, Werner, Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic for a place in Chelsea’s attack alongside Romelu Lukaku, while Cesar Azpilicueta and Reece James are Tuchel’s favoured options at right wing-back.

Despite Tuchel having ruled out a summer move, speculation has continued over Hudson-Odoi’s future, with Liverpool boss Klopp said to be keen on a move.

Credit: Express 

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