Tuesday January 9 2018
Liverpool tempt Papu Gomez

Atalanta forward Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez would be tempted by a January approach from Liverpool, it’s reported.

Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport claim on Wednesday’s front page that Papu could waver in his loyalty to the Bergamo boys if Jurgen Klopp came calling.

Although he turns 30 next month, Gomez is in the form of his life and earned four senior caps for Argentina, scoring one goal.

He has been absolutely crucial to Atalanta’s success over the last 18 months, as they finished fourth in Serie A last season.

This term they’ve topped their Europa League group and reached the Coppa Italia Semi-Finals, with Papu scoring seven goals plus eight assists in 25 competitive appearances for the club.

Those included a 5-1 demolition of Everton at Goodison Park, which certainly caught Liverpool’s eye.