The top 5 strikers Liverpool can sign in 2021
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Liverpool have one of the most lethal attacking trios in the world in Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino. All three played an integral role in Liverpool’s run to win the Champions League last season. This season, the trio have again done extremely well to put Liverpool at the top of the league and win their first ever PL.
Liverpool have a couple of backup strikers in Rhian Brewster and Divock Origi. However, Liverpool can do with a few better strikers as well because while Origi has still done well in the appearances he has made this season, Brewster is only a kid.
Here are the top 5 strikers Liverpool can sign in the season transfer window.
Top 5 strikers Liverpool can sign this season
5. Kylian Mbappe
Jurgen Klopp is reportedly seen to be interested in the Paris-Saint Germain star striker and wants to bring him on to Anfield. He would be a great fit for Liverpool because he is one of the best strikers in the world. Being with Liverpool would earn him more game time, thus proving his worth to the world. Plus, playing for Liverpool will earn brownie points for Mbappe, who will have gained experience of playing with the current Premier League leaders.
However, Kylian seems to want to stay on at PSG, with talks of his contract with the club being extended.
“I simply want to play football and focus on the season,” Mbappe told reporters.
“It is January, it’s the start of the final sprint where there are titles to play for. Therefore it’s not the moment to make waves.”
Moreover, Mbappe has a whopping transfer fee of 227 million euros – that’s huge! Liverpool would surely have to break the bank if they want him on their side!
4. Ciro Immobile
The 29-year old striker has established himself as among the top strikers in Italy and Europe through his performances for Lazio. Immobile joined Lazio from Sevilla in 2016 and has since become an integral part of the squad.
He had a dream of a season in 2017-18, scoring 41 goals and providing 11 assists in just 47 appearances across all competitions. He helped Lazio reach the Europa League quarter-finals and ended the tournament as the joint-top scorer with 8 goals. Immobile was also the Team of the tournament.
Last season, the 29-year old has amassed 18 goals and 11 assists in 41 appearances across all competitions. Immobile has scored 3 goals and has provided 2 assists in the Coppa Italia.
Immobile’s current contract at Lazio expires in 2023. There were reports claiming that Liverpool were interested in signing Immobile back in January in 2019.
The 29-year old can fit well into Jurgen Klopp’s scheme of things due to his ability to play on a variety of attacking positions and his ability to make the most out of spaces. Provided one out of Mo Salah or Sadio Mane or both leave the club in the season, Immobile would be a perfect transfer option for Liverpool.
However, given Immobile’s importance to the club, Lazio won’t be willing to sell him, not for cheap at least.
3. Lorenzo Insigne
Another one of Italy’s top strikers, Lorenzo Insigne has become one of the best players in Europe and has been so for the past year or two.
The Napoli captain has been a part of the club since 2006 when he joined it’s youth setup. Insigne has made over 300 appearances for Napoli, scoring and assisting in 150 goals.
The 27-year old had scored 13 goals and has provided 7 assists in 37 appearances across all competitions last season.
Liverpool have been monitoring Insigne for years and there have been several reports linking him to Liverpool.
Insigne’s current contract at Napoli expires in 2022 and if Napoli were to sell him, they would certainly demand a high price from Liverpool.
Another reason why Liverpool would find it exceedingly difficult to sign Insigne is the fact that he can well be another Maldini or Totti or De Rossi or Facchetti who always played for one club. Insigne was born in Naples and has been a part of Napoli since 2006 so he may not be too willing to leave the club.
2. Callum Wilson
The Bournemouth striker is an Englishman who has been born and brought up in the English League. He knows the Premier League inside out and it is bread and butter for him to handle the physicality and the pace of the league.
He is a natural finisher with a lot of talent in front of goal. Wilson is still young and has a good chance of being a perfect back up for Jurgen Klopp’s men. He will be hard to price out of Bournemouth though as Chelsea found out last January.
1. Raul Jimenez
The Wolves striker scored 29 goals last season and has been in great demand all across Europe. He is on the radar of Manchester United and maybe Liverpool should make a bid for him too having being previously linked with him. Juventus are also after him.
He will be an excellent addition to the squad as a back up striker.