French journalist Julien Laurens believes Liverpool could sign Olympique Lyonnais wantaway forward Alexandre Lacazette.
What do Liverpool not have?
A left back? A centre-back? A defensive midfielder?
Liverpool lack genuine goalscoring threat. I don’t mean what Sadio Mané or Philippe Coutinho offer you. Since Luis Suarez left, and before that Fernand Torres, there has been a dire lack of quality up front.
Since his appointment as Liverpool manager, Jürgen Klopp has opted for the work ethic of Roberto Firmino up top ahead of the finishing of Daniel Sturridge. On the whole, you can understand why the gaffer has chosen to do this but in certain games, Monday night’s 3-1 drubbing in Leicester a prime example, a natural centre-forward is preferable.
Step forward Monsieur Lacazette
Since the beginning of last season, Lyon’s French hitman Lacazette has scored a whopping 50 goals in 75 games in all competitions and is second in the top scorer’s charts in Ligue 1 behind Paris-Saint Germain’s Edinson Cavani.
According to French football expert Julien Laurens, Liverpool may well be in contention to sign Lacazette this summer.
“I think he will go to England,” he said on BT Sport, via the Liverpool Echo.
“Whether that is Liverpool, Arsenal or Tottenham – I don’t know. You will have to pay around £40m or £50m.”
I imagine that Liverpool signing Lacazette will depend on a variety of factors including whether or not Champions League qualification is secured and the wages on offer. A player of Lacazette’s quality would massively improve Liverpool and bring that star quality up front and dependability that has been sorely lacking for years.