Chelsea's loss would be Liverpool's gain: Mason Mount will be a perfect signing for Jurgen Klopp's summer rebuild
The chances are that Mason Mount will play for Chelsea against Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night, and so the conspiracy theorists and body language experts could be in for a busy night.
The England midfielder, of course, has been heavily linked with a move to Anfield recently, as the likelihood of him leaving Chelsea increases with each passing week.
Mount will enter the final year of his contract in June, and talks over a new long-term deal have stalled. The feeling, from both camps, is that a parting of the ways at the end of this season is both likely and indeed necessary.
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Liverpool, GOAL understands, are keen to take advantage of the situation. They have admired the player for some time - they were close to signing him as an Under-16 player when Michael Beale, the current Rangers manager and former Chelsea academy coach, was with the club - and believe his age, experience and skillset make him an ideal fit for what is expected to be a significant summer rebuild under Jurgen Klopp.