Liverpool urged to pursue Arsenal star as alternative to Jarrod Bowen

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Liverpool have been advised by Kevin Phillips to overlook linked target Jarrod Bowen and move for Emile Smith Rowe this summer.

The youngster was one of Arsenal’s breakout stars last term, registering six goal contributions in 20 league appearances.

“He [Bowen] could be a good player for them,” the former golden boot-winner told Football Insider.

“It’s whether he will go there and play regularly for them. It could another Shaqiri situation.

“I don’t want to see that. Bowen is thriving at West Ham, he’s found a team where he can play regularly.

“If Liverpool want to sign a player like that, why don’t they go for someone like Emile Smith Rowe?

“He could be a very decent signing because I can’t see West Ham letting Bowen go.

“It’s clear Liverpool are looking for that kind of player but I don’t see it happening.”

Having only recently signed a new long-term contract that will keep him at the Emirates Stadium until 2026, however, it seems a highly unlikely option for the Reds to pursue.

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Excusing the fact that Mikel Arteta’s outfit will be perfectly placed to slap a ludicrous asking price for the highly-rated Englishman, we’ve yet to see any genuine links between the player and Liverpool.

As a more forward-minded midfielder, the 20-year-old is realistically not what the recruitment team will have in mind if a direct Gini Wijnaldum replacement is desired.

As far as needing a new attacker goes, we certainly wouldn’t advocate pursuing the Smith Rowe as an option for the forward line, with us being more in a need of an out-and-out goalscorer.

Klopp has already provided a hint with how he plans to evolve his Liverpool squad for the next season

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  1. The Arrogance of Pool fans is beyond me
    They never won the EPL until recently. They got stuck into the CL only recently having struggled to be in the Top 4 before Krupp came.

    Well, you have won the CL, the EPL, WORLD Cup but you have become too boastful and the you are the best that ever happened in English football.

    You are not and you will not win the EPL this with your aging players

    In a year, Manu won the EPL, C L, Euro Super and World Cup but never boasted

    You think Arsenal will sell ESR or Saka to you

  2. This article is a joke. Isn’t it? Surely it is a joke?
    Scousers love a good joke, I know!

    ESR has just signed a 5-year contract at Arsenal. He is a first-team regular & has just been given the No 10 shirt he coveted, living the dream of playing for the club he loves but he is going to say “Hey! Do Liverpool want me to bolster their squad? Can I rip up the contract I signed two days ago and take up their offer?

    Doh 🙄!!!

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