Jurgen Klopp wants to sign a new striker for Liverpool this summer – report

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Jurgen Klopp is keen on signing a new forward this summer to complement the existing stars in his Liverpool team, and not to replace anyone.

That’s according to The Athletic’s Simon Hughes, who revealed it’s a ‘priority’ for the boss, despite shortfalls in other positions this season.

With the faltering form of Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane this term, the suggestion of Klopp looking for a new forward could have kicked up worries they may get replaced – but that isn’t the case.

Diogo Jota was brought into the fold at Liverpool last summer and has already proven himself as a valuable asset to the team, offering the boss an alternative to his typical front three.

Jota, Mane, Firmino
Diogo Jota has settled in quickly at Liverpool

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With question marks over the futures of Divock Origi and Takumi Minamino, adding another forward to the roster seems like a good idea us.

Liverpool have been linked with a plethora of strikers, including Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland, but our best guess is Klopp will opt for a player like Patson Daka who mightn’t expect to be one of the first names on the team sheet.

That’s purely guesswork, mind you – but a new forward coming into the squad, without at least one of Mane, Firmino or Mo Salah leaving, can’t expect to start every game.

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