It's that time of year when the rumours start. With Klopp's admission that he needs to use the upcoming transfer window to sign an attacker. Every striker, winger, centre forward under the sun has been linked with Liverpool. But as always, there is more credibility to some rumours than others and Moussa Dembele's supposedly impending move to Anfield is one of them. Having only just moved to Celtic on a free transfer after he let his Fulham contract expire last season, at one point it looked like the Frenchman was destined for the Premier League with a move to Tottenham failing last January.

A £6 million fee was agreed but the move fell through after the clubs failed to agree on Dembele staying at Craven Cottage till the end of the season. Now, nearly a year later it's starting to become possible that he will be a Liverpool player by the end of January.

Another one for the future

Jurgen Klopp hasn't built his reputation like chequebook managers Mourinho and Guardiola, but through signing promising talent and developing them at the club. He has nutured talent such as Mario Gotze, Robert Lewandowski and Mats Hummels to name a few. Now he is trying to replicate that success at Liverpool, handing Ben Woodburn sub appearances in the last two games and Marko Grujic his first signing for the club.

Now with EFL Cup semi-finals to play, Liverpool have a busy winter schedule and they will be short of attacking options at the club, so it is safe to assume that Klopp is trying to get the players he needs in the early days of the window. They have been linked with the likes of Quincy Promes and Cristian Pavon but now Dembele joins the growing list of options.

He has had an impressive start to the season for Celtic, he has scored 17 times for The Hoops so far; including a brace against Manchester City in the Champions League.

With options slim, it is reported that Klopp is willing to offer the 20 year-old first team Football at Anfield, with Dembele being seen as another promising talent to be developed.

This would surely need to be guaranteed for the striker to consider a January switch as he getting consistent game time in Scotland. Manager Brendan Rodgers will be reluctant to lose his star striker to his former employers, but perhaps the relationship might smooth negotiations if a move becomes inevitable.

Too similar?

Dembele has the pace needed to penetrate defences, can play along the front line and is a poacher with a good eye for goal. Sound like anyone familiar? Klopp likes to have versatility in his sides, having players at his disposal to adopt any role he feels the side needs, but Dembele sounds too similar to a player already at Anfield. Divock Origi. With the current formation favouring Firmino in a false nine role, it is hard to imagine Klopp sanctioning a move for a player who is unbelievably similar to Origi, who is now only just getting a run in the side following the injury to Coutinho.

However Dembele is turning heads as he continues to consistently score in Scotland, showing with goals in the Champions League that he is prepared to deliver on the grandest stage. With so many more options being touted for a move to Liverpool, it will be interesting to see whether Dembele does find himself in red next month, with his potential move one of the most expensive being mentioned. However after thus far proving many wrong with his signings so far at Liverpool, it is doubtful that fans will question the addition should Dembele make the move to Anfield. Perhaps expecting the striker to take the Premier League by storm.