It’s that time of year when transfer activity goes into top gear, and scouts are all over the world searching for bargains for their clubs.
Managers also seize their time off to look at potential new players too, and Jurgen Klopp has wasted no time jetting to America to watch Gonzalo Higuain in the flesh.
The Napoli striker had an impressive season, scoring 36 goals in 35 league games, before joining up with the Argentina squad for the Copa America.
Tata Martino’s men opened their campaign with a 2-1 win over Chile as Klopp watched on.
The former Borussia Dortmund boss is clearly using the tournament as a scouting mission, as he was spotted in the stands sitting with Higuain’s brother and agent, and leaving just two minutes after the striker was substituted for Sergio Aguero.
The Liverpool boss is expected to bring new strikers to Anfield outfit this summer, with Christian Benteke set to leave and Daniel Sturridge’s future also uncertain.
Considering he’s 6’4″ and one of the most famous coaches in the world, we’re not sure if Klopp was trying to be incognito about his scouting efforts, but he should have known he’d be spotted.
Liverpool fans will have no doubts that if Higuain signs, it’ll definitely be their year. Shocker, that.