By Dominic Toner

Liverpool will maintain their interest in Mahmoud Dahoud and Christian Pulisic in January, according to a reliable journalist.

The Merseyside club were interested in the pair this summer but didn’t manage to capture either before the closure of the transfer window.

James Pearce, who is the Merseyside correspondent for the Liverpool Echo, wrote that Liverpool could return for the two Bundelisga targets in the future.

“Liverpool are planning to follow up their interest in targets Mahmoud Dahoud and Christian Pulisic in future transfer windows,” he wrote in the Echo. “Jurgen Klopp was hoping to bring both players to Anfield this summer but completing those deals proved problematic with their clubs currently unwilling to sell.”

The Sun claimed that Liverpool were told to forget about signing Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Dahoud after tabling a £25million bid.

The 20-year-old is a big admirer of Liverpool and a future deal could be on the cards as his contract expires in 2018.

Klopp has also failed to secure Pulisic, with his former club Borussia Dortmund reluctant to sell the 17-year-old this summer.

The Daily Star reported that that the Reds tabled an £11million bid for the USA international’s services, but he will remain with the German outfit in the meantime.

Pulisic made his breakthrough under Tuchel last season, playing 12 times and chipping in with two goals, and has already made the bench for Dortmund this season in a 2-1 win over Mainz.

The January transfer window in 2017 would provide the next opportunity to try convince the pair to switch to Anfield.

Liverpool do boast an array of attacking talents despite missing out on the pair in the window, with Philippe Coutinho the pick off the midfielders at the start of the Premier League.

In other Liverpool transfer news, the club’s fans have reacted on Twitter as Mario Balotelli leaves on a free transfer.