Liverpool have contacted Portuguese giants Porto about a potential summer swoop for Yacine Brahimi, reports O Jogo.
The Algerian has demon pace and plies his trade on either flank, normally in the same kind of 4-2-3-1 formation Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool team have adopted.
Brahimi takes on the fullback and gets himself into the box. He’s notched 11 goals in total this term, making it 21 in all since signing from Granada after the 2014 World Cup – where he shone with Algeria.
At 26-years-old, Brahimi is approaching his prime, and while he isn’t the most exciting option on the transfer market, he does offer some of the characteristics we currently lack in the final third: raw, unadulterated pace.
As well as Brahimi, Liverpool have been linked to wingers of a similar pacy ilk such as Andriy Yarmolenko (via Express).
Coutinho, Roberto Firmino and Adam Lallana are technically excellent, but it appears Klopp wants some sheer, direct speed added to his squad as an option when necessary.
We do have Jordon Ibe and Sheyi Ojo, but both are very raw and in the case of the former, it might be better for him to head on loan to get some first-team experience at a mid-table Premier League club.