Chelsea winger Christian Pulisic would thrive at Premier League rivals Liverpool, former Premier League goalkeeper Brad Friedel has claimed.
Pulisic enjoyed an impressive first season at Stamford Bridge but his contributions have fallen away during the current campaign, with the USA international scoring just twice in all competitions.
The 22-year-old’s last goal came more than three months ago and Blues boss Thomas Tuchel subbed Pulisic off during last weekend’s goalless draw at Leeds United.
Following that match, Karen Carney and Andy Townsend said they would ‘not be surprised’ if Pulisic left Chelsea in the summer, while Emile Heskey has suggested his former club Liverpool could look to secure his signature.
Asked whether Pulisic could thrive at Anfield, former goalkeeper and USA legend Friedel told CardsChat: ‘I think Liverpool’s system is a good one for Christian, without a doubt.
‘He’s very quick, his first steps are quick and even when he gets going, he’s very quick.
‘The pressing style that Jurgen Klopp likes to play under, then the quick counterattack and the runs through the lines, I think he would be able to perform very well in that system.
‘Again, I have no idea if that’s a player that they’re looking at, but that type of system would be ideal for someone like Christian.’
Friedel – who played for the likes of Liverpool, Tottenham, Aston Villa and Blackburn Rovers – added: ‘Pulisic has the potential to be the most successful American player in mainland Europe.
‘But it is still relatively early days with a new head coach at Chelsea who I hope he can do well under.
‘At the beginning of the season, he was unplayable at times and doing really, really well. Let’s just see how it goes for the US.
‘He is our best attacking player, and we’ve got a few of them. We need him to stay injury free, that’s for sure.’