By Adefunmiloye Alani

21st Jul, 2021 | 6:10pm

Liverpool want West Ham United winger Jarrod Bowen

Liverpool are keen on adding West Ham United winger Jarrod Bowen to their attack this summer, according to The Athletic.

The 24-year-old features on a shortlist drawn up of potential attacking targets, and Reds manager Jurgen Klopp rates him highly.

A move for the Hammers attacking midfielder depends on whether Liverpool can move Divock Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri on, but they will continue to monitor his development even if they do not get a deal done this summer.

Time to hand him a new deal?

Bowen has been a valuable addition to our attack since joining from Hull City in January 2020, and it is not really surprising that Klopp loves what he has seen thus far.

While the winger has triggered a sizable jump in wages owing to a clause in his contract after making his 30th appearance in January [The Athletic], it is high time we handed him a new and improved deal.

Bowen still has four more years left on his deal, but a new contract is the best chance we have if we want to hold on to him.

It remains to be seen whether Liverpool would come forward with an offer this summer, but they are likely to next season if he performs well again in 2021-22.

The Anfield side are offering a chance to play in the Champions League and win major trophies, and that would turn any player’s head.

Liverpool are also capable of paying him much more than West Ham can ever afford, and manager David Moyes could soon have a battle on his hands.

Bowen would love to play for England, and a move to Merseyside surely increases his chances, especially if he gets to establish himself as a regular under Klopp.

Liverpool have the money to meet the Hammers’ demands if they firm up their interest, and should the player want out, we do not see anything stopping him.

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