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Liverpool should consider signing Milik ahead of Tottenham

Liverpool have one of the most feared attacking lines in the world. The Reds trio of Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and roberto Firmino have been terrorising defences the globe over since they were brought together in 2017. Despite the forwards’ lethal record they could do with some cover as well as a plan B for when things get tough. Liverpool should consider a move for Arkadiusz Milik of Napoli.

Liverpool should consider a move for Arkadiusz Milik of Napoli. (Photo by Marco Canoniero/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Who is Arkadiusz Milik?

Signed from Ajax in 2016, Arkadiusz Milik is a 26-year-old striker for Napoli.

The Polish international is a physical presence up top at over 6ft tall. His best goal scoring season in Italy came in 2018/19 when he netted 17 goals for the Naples side.

Many Kopites will remember Milik for a goal nearly scored at Anfield. In the dying moments of a crucial group stage tie the striker found himself one on one with Alisson only for the Brazilian to pull off a superlative save to keep the Reds in the competition.

Spurs linked with striker

Jose Mourinho is crying out for a backup striker for Harry Kane.

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Spurs had a devastating time with injuries last season, with their talismanic forward injured the club were forced to play a number of players out of position as they sought to find goals from somewhere.

The Express claimed this week that Spurs were weighing up a £26m offer for the imposing forward.

Liverpool should consider Milik move

At the minute the Reds are without a strong, experienced backup for Roberto Firmino.

The club are also without a plan B option for when we face a low block and have to send crosses into the box and long balls forward to be won in the air.

Liverpool signing Milik would give the side a focal point up top for when we can’t play neat football on the floor. The striker is adept at holding the ball up and bringing other players into play and would prove a decent target for Trent Alexander-Arnold’s laser precise crossing.

At £26m the forward would be bargain given his goal scoring record and age, though if the Reds were to wait until January they would be able to negotiate a pre-contract to sign him on a free.

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