By Kevin Phillips

20th Aug, 2021 | 6:00pm

Phillips: Draxler is the 'perfect' Liverpool signing amid PSG report

Kevin Phillips claims Julian Draxler is “perfect” for Liverpool after it was suggested he could move to Anfield.

The Sunderland legend, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, reacted to the latest on the attacker’s future.

On Friday (20th August) The Express suggested Draxler could be of interest to Jurgen Klopp.

They cited an earlier report from MARCA that claimed the German is just one player who could be sold by PSG.

Last season’s Ligue 1 runners up could look to move some stars on after the expensive signing of Lionel Messi.

Phillips insists Draxler would be ideal for Liverpool if he can be signed in a cut-price deal.

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“He could be the perfect Liverpool signing,” Phillips told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

“One thing is for sure, lots of European clubs will be looking at who PSG get rid of.

“Purely because of the financial aspect, Messi has just come in so you would expect someone to leave.

“Draxler would really strengthen their squad, we all know how good he is.

“Klopp is still looking for players I’m sure. If they could nick Draxler at the right price, he would be a great signing.

“They are in the market for another attacker with Shaqiri and Origi moving on, so he could be a perfect replacement.”

As quoted by Fabrizio Romano (July 26th), Xherdan Shaqiri revealed to CorSport that he has told Liverpool’s board he is ready for a new challenge and would like to leave.

It is also understood Divock Origi is surplus to requirements at Anfield.

In other news, Sources: Liverpool in advanced talks to seal big-money player deal – Klopp wants it done by 31 August.