Reported Liverpool target Nicolas Pepe has never missed a game of football due to injury, according to information from statistic website Transfermarkt.
Since joining Liverpool for £36.9million in 2017, Mohamed Salah has missed just one game and 29 days as a result of separate injuries – an impressive fitness record over a two-year span.
The Egyptian’s fitness and endurance are contributing factors to his superb start to life at Liverpool and it’s Daniel Sturridge’s comparatively awful injury record which saw him regress so rapidly.
Reported Liverpool target Nicolas Pepe scored 23 goals and assisted 11 in 40 games for Lille this season, emerging as one of the most exciting attackers in Europe yet to make the step up to a bigger club.
While his pace, superb dribbling style and finishing ability will have caught the eye of scouts across the continent, his injury record is likely one of the most impressive aspects of his career so far.
Since he broke through as a professional footballer five years ago, Pepe has missed a grand total of zero games through injury and his muscular frame is a testament to his immaculate fitness.
While it’s unclear whether or not Pepe would arrive at Liverpool to start or to serve as a deputy to Salah and Sadio Mane, his fitness means that he will be able to play 40+ games for the Reds for the duration of his contract.
Jurgen Klopp and his recruitment team at Melwood have done wonders in the last few years and could unearth a gem in Pepe if they are willing to spend over £70m to sign him.