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Liverpool told to sign Antoine Griezmann this summer

Liverpool have been told to sign Antoine Griezmann this summer by ESPN pundit Craig Burley as he feels as though the World Cup winner would be a good fit for the Reds.

Having reached two successive Champions League finals and finished with 97 points this season, Liverpool are guaranteed to have first pick at some of the best players in the world.

While Jurgen Klopp doesn’t need to add too many starters to his side, fans always crave the excitement that comes with announcing marquee signings and this summer will be no different.

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He might not be desperately needed, but supporters would love to see the likes of Griezmann join Liverpool.

Craig Burley told ESPN, quotes via the Daily Star: “I actually think that Liverpool would be a great place for Griezmann to go this summer,” Burley told ESPN FC.

“Liverpool are very much a team on the up at the moment and he could aid Roberto Firmino who also likes to drop deep.

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“You talk about how good Griezmann would be linking up with Messi and Barcelona, what about with Liverpool’s front three?

“You look at that and we talk about Liverpool needing that strength in depth, he would add that and Firmino or Salah some games might sit out.”

Griezmann is reportedly available for £108million until June 30th but he is most likely to join Barcelona but given how much the Catalans have spent in recent seasons, you wonder who they might sell to fund such a costly move.

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Liverpool will more than likely sign a younger, more versatile forward that will be happy to play second fiddle to the likes of Sadio Mane next season.

The main reason why it would be unlikely to see Klopp sign Griezmann has more to do with the balance of the squad, with the players at Anfield all equals in each other’s eyes.

Signing someone for over the £100million with huge wages might upset that balance somewhat and make Klopp’s job that much harder to do as a result.

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