Liverpool are interested in landing Robert Lewandowski this summer, according to the Mirror.
Despite being one of the most prolific teams in Europe last season, this year has been different for Liverpool. The Reds haven’t been blowing sides away like they used to and have struggled at times to score even one goal.
The Mirror has linked Jurgen Klopp with a sensational summer reunion with Robert Lewandowski. They claim that despite being 31 years old, he would still command a huge fee in the region of £70million.
The Polish international has scored 35 goals and provided nine assists in all competitions this season for Bayern. That is more than any Liverpool forward, but signing him this summer for £70m would be very shortsighted.
It is unquestionable that Klopp would love to be reunited with a player that he enjoyed a lot of success with. Their time spent together at Borussia Dortmund yielded two successive Bundesliga titles and a DFB Pokal winners’ medal.
And while Lewandowski is still a very potent forward, he only has a few good years left in him. His two games against Liverpool showed how his energy levels have dipped in the last couple of years.
It would be remiss for Liverpool to target a 31-year-old striker for £70million when the likes of Luka Jovic and Timo Werner are available this summer for around the same price.
Michael Edwards knows his stuff well enough to avoid making such a short-sighted move and history shows that Liverpool don’t splash the cash very easily.
The Reds’ club record transfer outlay was spent on Virgil van Dijk for £75m and although just over £66m was spent on Alisson in the same year, it is unlikely that a similar spending spree will be witnessed this season.
Liverpool’s priority should not be on signing a new forward but on adding increased levels of creativity in central midfield.
Beyond that, a deputy for Robert Firmino, a new centre back and left back are required.
Depending on whether or not Simon Mignolet leaves, a new backup goalkeeper will also be on the summer shopping list.