Liverpool have one of the deadliest front threes in world football. Since coming together in 2017 the attacking line has been terrorising defences at home and abroad. Given that our forwards are all ageing together they will need replacing around the same time and that time is in the next few years. Liverpool should look at signing Lautaro Martinez as a long term Roberto Firmino replacement.
Who is Lautaro Martinez?
23-year-old Argentinian striker Lautaro Martinez plays up front for Inter Milan.
Last season the striker bagged 14 goals and notched three assists in the Italian Serie A.
He has started this campaign in fine form, netting three goals in two starts and one sub appearance.
He is strong in the area and adept at bringing his teammates into play, he also possess as a strong dribbling ability and draws fouls well.
Liverpool could turn to Lautaro Martinez
Martinez is enjoying a growing reputation in European football.
This summer Barcelona were expected to move for the striker but the financial impact of the global health crisis curtailed the Blaugrana’s plans.
Marca previously reported that Liverpool were interested in the forward and that he has a release clause of £99m.
However, this release clause is also rumoured to have expired over the summer so there is no telling what figure Inter Milan would demand for their prized asset.
The striker would offer something similar to Bobby in that he is tenacious and as previously pointed out he can bring teammates into the game.
At just 23-years-old he has plenty of time to learn and adapt, however, his price tag could prove a stumbling block.
We will continue to look at possible replacements for Bobby as he approaches his 30s, we aren’t trying to force him out of the door but we do need to start considering a succession plan.