Liverpool are keeping track of Real Sociedad and Sweden star Alexander Isak as a potential replacement for Roberto Firmino.
That’s according to Noticias de Gipuzkoa, who say Jurgen Klopp’s side are ‘keeping a close eye’ on the forward, with the manager considering him as a target.
Isak enjoyed a stellar campaign for La Real last year, bagging 17 goals in all competitions to earn attention from all around Europe.
He’s continued to impress this summer, with a strong performance in Sweden’s 0-0 draw with Spain in their opening game of the European Championship, earning him even more admirers.
One of them, according to Noticias de Gipuzkoa, are Liverpool, who have ‘excellent reports’ on the Swedish star.
According to their information, the Reds see Isak as a replacement for Firmino ‘in the not too distant future’.
The newspaper say Real Sociedad are fearful of big clubs coming in for their prized asset and even tried, without success, to get him signed to a new long-term deal and increase his release clause, which currently stands at €70m.
Liverpool are one of those who could make a move, and they are ‘closely monitoring’ the progress of the striker, particularly at the Euros.
Klopp is said to be thinking of Isak to ‘complement’ his forward line but particularly replace Firmino in the near future.
Isak, for his part, is focusing on the summer’s tournament and is happy at Real Sociedad, insisting that he is not listening or paying attention to the rumours.
They look set to increase, though, with Liverpool apparently keen and keeping tabs on how he does in Sweden’s next two games.