Liverpool are setting our potential striker targets as high as possible this summer, according to the Telegraph’s Chris Bascombe.
The respected journalist reckons a shortlist has already been drawn up that includes some of the most exciting names in world football.
He claims we went for Kylian Mbappe last summer, and while another move for the teenage Frenchman is unlikely, players of his ilk are being seriously considered.
“Liverpool are also interested in numerous world-class strikers, while balancing their ambition with caution. The club wanted to sign Monaco’s Kylian Mbappe last summer but were warned off. The fact a £103 million bid from Real Madrid was recently rejected means Liverpool are realistic about how high to set their transfer ambitions. Nevertheless, the promise of being in the Champions League will ensure Liverpool are at least discussing the most coveted names in European football.”
Scoring goals wasn’t a problem for most of the season, but there were matches against smaller sides when we needed some world-class poaching ability to break down stubborn, deep backlines.
If we did have a forward who clinched us tight wins in these games, we may have found ourselves challenging for the title rather than just the top four.
So who’s available? Alexandre Lacazette might be if Atletico Madrid’s transfer ban isn’t overturned, but we’d assume Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is unattainable. We have a feeling our forward signing will be unexpected, but exciting.
Watch this space!