Journo names 12 attackers on LFC shortlist; EOTK rank them from best to worst

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Liverpool’s marquee signing this summer will likely be an attacker.

We need a left-back to replace the outgoing Alberto Moreno, but this player will obviously only be a backup to Andy Robertson.

But with Daniel Sturridge departing and the fact we’ve little in terms of consistently effective backup to Sadio Mane, Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino – a versatile forward is key.

The Daily Mail have listed 12 potential names we will go in for via journalist Jack Bezantz – and we have ranked them from 12-1 in terms of who we as fans would prefer.

Which name takes your fancy, Reds?

12) Ryan Fraser – Bournemouth

Liverpool can do better. Fraser enjoyed his best ever season, but he’s not Champions League quality.

11) Maxwell Cornet – Lyon

A decent player, but not an upgrade on Shaqiri or Origi: two players currently on our bench for the attacking positions.

10) Bertrand Traore – Lyon

Nice player, but again, no better than Origi or Shaq. Not even an automatic starter for Lyon.

9) Maxi Gomez – Celta

A battling striker who does his best work alongside Iago Aspas in Spain. Doesn’t have any pace though, which puts us off.

8) Felipe Anderson – West Ham

Top player, but not financially viable. West Ham spent over £40m on him, so why would they sell for anywhere near that after he shone in his debut campaign?

7) Julian Brandt – Bayer Leverkusen

Would be higher on our list, but his deal to join Borussia Dortmund is almost done and dusted.

6) Samuel Chukwueze – Villarreal

A very exciting young winger who loves to dribble and has a lovely left-foot. He actually looks a little like Mo Salah on the ball – which is some compliment!

5) David Neres – Ajax

Brazilian with flair and guile – who has done excellently at Ajax. His age and versatility goes for him, as does his penchant for creativity in the final third.

4) Timo Werner – Rb Leipzig

Young, scores goals and is versatile. Would be a very high quality rotation option and could improve under Klopp.

3) Hakim Ziyech – Ajax

Available for £25m due to his release-clause. That, in short, is a ridiculous bargain for a player who beat Dusan Tadic and Matthijs de Ligt to Ajax’s player of the year award.

2) Nicolas Pepe – Lille

Rapid, scores goals, plays anywhere along the front-three. Perfect. We explained why we wanted him way back in February.

1) Joao Felix – Benfica

Potentially generational talent. The Portuguese scored 20 goals in his breakout season and is wanted by all of Europe’s biggest clubs. He’ll cost a bomb, but is the kind of risk we’d suggest is worth taking.

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