Despite Liverpool’s blistering football that has been on display in the first 11 games of the Premier League season, Jurgen Klopp has made it clear that he might need to enter the January transfer market for two reasons: Danny Ings is injured and will be out for the rest of the season and Sadio Mane is off to the African Cup of Nations in January.
“We watch the market all the time and of course we need to be prepared for different situations and one of them is injuries,” Klopp said, per the Liverpool Echo.
With it clear that Klopp is prepared to indulge in another transfer window, various news outlets have used the opportunity to link Liverpool with the most obscure talents around and the latest, according to Football Whispers, is Cristian Pavon.
The forward represented Argentina at the 2016 Olympics in Rio and played three times. This season, Pavon has been in fine fettle, scoring eight goals in 13 matches and would be a fine addition to what is already a brilliant attacking lineup.
Whether or not the story holds any weight will be discovered in time, but with Ings injured and Mane leaving for the AFCON in January, Liverpool are in need of reinforcements and Klopp has made it clear that he is weighing up his options. I wouldn’t mind seeing Daniel Sturridge have a more consistent run in the team, but his work ethic may be problematic.
Let us know in the comments section below who you think should take Sadio Mane’s place in January.