Celta Vigo forward Maxi Gomez has commented on speculation that he could join Liverpool this summer, telling Marca that he is very calm about his future.
As injuries to Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane attest to, Liverpool need to sign more attackers this summer.
A story from the Mirror in March indicated that a £22million bid from the Reds could trigger the forward’s release clause and after being pestered by fans on social media, Gomez has responded.
He told Marca: “There are many comments through social networks, what if I sign for Barcelona, if I go to Liverpool…
“I am very calm and in Vigo, I feel very comfortable.”
While this isn’t necessarily anything to go by, missing out on Gomez this summer wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world if it meant Liverpool wound up signing a player of a higher calibre.
The likes of Memphis Depay, Nicolas Pepe, Julian Brandt and Nabil Fekir are all attacking options that Liverpool should explore before settling on signing a player like Gomez.
The 22-year-old is a good player in his own right but isn’t someone who can take the Reds to the next level and aid them in their ambitious silverware hunt.
This quest has taken Liverpool to the brink of a 97-point Premier League campaign which might be for nought as Manchester City seem destined to end the season on 98 points themselves.
Everything Liverpool do this summer needs to be done in the firm belief that it will see them overtake the insatiable money machine that is Manchester City under Sheikh Mansour.