According to the Daily Mirror, via the Liverpool Echo, Quincy Promes is a priority for Liverpool and could make a switch this month.

Sadio Mane has jetted off to the Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon and isn’t expected back until the beginning of February which leaves Liverpool shorthanded in attack as the Senegal international is the club’s leading goalscorer with nine Premier League strikes.

There have been widespread reports claiming that Liverpool will sign a new forward capable of playing anywhere across the front three and a like for like swap for Mane would be ideal but it’s very difficult to find wingers like the former Southampton man without having to break the bank.

The Daily Mirror, via the Liverpool Echo, report that the Merseyside club are ready to move forward with bid for Quincy Promes with a £25 million bid the number being bandied about. Spartak Moscow are a club very much shrouded in mystery when it comes to transfers – the arrivals of Luiz Adriano and Aleksandr Samedov should have opened the door to a move for Promes but it doesn’t look like the Russian club are willing to part ways just yet.

Many supporters have blasted the media for placing importance on bringing in more players as it’s something which seems to have completely overtaken the world of football. Big signings are all the rave but a large portion of the fanbase would love for a player at the club to prove himself in Mane’s absence and save the owners a considerable amount of money.

The likes of Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi are hugely talented and, at certain intervals this season, have been denied regular game time. In Mane’s absence and with Coutinho’s imminent return, there is one spot up for grabs in Liverpool’s starting lineup and it may well be that Klopp takes it on a game-to-game basis.

Klopp has insisted in the past that he won’t make any stop-gap signings and that whoever he brings into the side will be a permanent signing and not one to help out for a month and then after that just warm the bench. Klopp’s admiration of Christian Pulisic could mean that he holds off until the summer when it’s more likely he’ll get his man with Champions League football to offer.

Promes might be a player who can do a job in the long term but if Klopp doesn’t see him as being that man, then there’s no chance of him signing for Liverpool.

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Michael Mongie

Just like you, I am a hugely passionate Liverpool supporter. I started Rousing the Kop in January 2015 and since then it has grown tremendously and has even been nominated as ‘Best New Football Blog’ in the Football Blogging Awards.

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