Almost two years after Brendan Rodgers narrowly missed out on the signing of Armenian midfielder, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, it looks very likely that the skilful star could be heading towards the exit door in Germany, as a £25 million deal could be sealed in January.
The 25-year-old's first season at Signal Iduna Park couldn't have gone any better, with thirteen goals in 45 games, but a torrid start to this campaign in the Bundesliga for Borussia Dortmund has seen signs of a possible exit for the midfield maestro.
Mkhitaryan is said to be keen on a move away from Germany in general and Liverpool boss Rodgers could swoop in for second helpings on the playmaker, according to the Daily Express. With a low morale at the club accompanied with tough form and bottom of the league status, it is a sticky situation that the Armenian is struggling to escape from.
In this respect Liverpool can be his guardian angel as a planned £25 million bid should be enough to convince Jurgen Klopp in allowing the flop to leave.
Similarly, Liverpool are having troubles of their own in the Premier League, with an less-than-expected six wins from fourteen games. It has to be said however, that with back-to-back victories, their form seems to be finding some signs of life.
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However, Rodgers will take extreme care in the handling of the fragile midfielder as he does not want to rush things. A loan move to Anfield is expected first to see if his services match the playing system in Merseyside, as an immediate permanent transfer could be yet another waste of money for the former Swansea boss.