Liverpool have the strongest starting XI in the league, as evidenced by their gargantuan lead at the top of the table and record breaking title win. Any summer signings would likely serve to try and match the strength in depth that Manchester City have. Ex-Red Stan Collymore has backed Liverpool to strengthen their depth by signing Adama Traore and Raul Jimenez from Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Who are we looking at?
Adama Traore and Raul Jimenez have been standout performers for Wolves this season.
Jimenez has bagged 15 goals and six assists across 33 Premier League appearances – including an impressive goal against Liverpool in January.
Traore has been a major creative force for his side, assisting nine and scoring four in his 32 appearances. It was Traore who chipped the ball into Jimenez for his aforementioned impressive goal against Liverpool in January.
Whos said what?
Ex-Anfield striker Stan Collymore has suggested that Liverpool sign Adama Traore and Raul Jimenez on the back of their impressive season for the Midlands club.
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He wrote in the Mirror (7th July, page 47): “Liverpool should have two Wolves players on their shopping lists this summer – Raul Jimenez and Adama Traore.
“Traore is the obvious one but Jimenez has settled into the Premier League like a duck to water…He could provide real competition for Bobby Firmino at Anfield.”
What RTK has to say
What a wonderful but nonsensical suggestion.
For Liverpool to sign both Adama Traore and Raul Jimenez they would have to fork out over £100m.
Whilst the Adama Traore fits the FSG transfer profile of being young and full of potential, Jimenez is 29-years-old meaning he is far too old for the board to consider splashing out tens of millions of pounds on him.
They would both certainly improve the squad but we can’t see a reality where FSG would break from form so drastically in order to bring them to Anfield.