Liverpool have some of the best forward players in world football. But the team’s array of attacking superstars have forgotten how to find the back of the net, as of late. Unsurprisingly, an absence of goals has pointed towards a need to make additions in the transfer market. Ismaila Sarr remains an interesting prospect to Liverpool, then.
Indeed, Liverpool did enter the transfer window to sign Diogo Jota last summer. The Portuguese forward has been a revelation since his £45 million signing from Wolves. He has scored nine goals in his opening 17 matches under Jurgen Klopp.
Unfortunately, Jota is currently nursing a long-term injury. According to Goal, we can expect him to be back in the next ‘few weeks’.
Still, Jota’s absence has only heightened Liverpool’s troubles in front of goal further. The Reds have failed to score in their previous four matches, after all, their worst run since May 2000.
The lack of dynamic has held Liverpool back in recent weeks. Klopp’s English champions are six points off the league summit, too.
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So, it should be notable that a player who Liverpool chose to pass up, had a big night of his own.
Liverpool were previously linked in the summer with an interest in Watford forward Ismaila Sarr.
The ECHO reported Liverpool made an enquiry for the 22-year-old.
Sky Sports reported that Watford wanted upwards of £40 million for Sarr, which played a part in Liverpool moving for Jota instead.
But given his age and continued improvement, he certainly is a player the Reds could explore again in the future.
Last night, Sarr scored a stunning winning-goal for Watford to clinch a 2-1 victory at Stoke City. The win moves them into third in the Championship table.
He received a pass from Watford captain Troy Deeney on the edge of the box before cutting onto his right-foot. Despite his first-touch placing him at a tight angle, Sarr had the conviction and accuracy to blast home.
In total, he had two shots on target, completed one dribble and was fouled three times.
Part of the problem with his performances in the Premier League was that his end product was lacking. Right now, in the Championship, Sarr is improving this.
And as a result, he has five goals and five assists. He has more goal contributions than any other Watford player.
With that said, Liverpool will certainly be looking with interest. When you factor in his age, he could become a viable option in the summer.
If he continues to win matches for his club side, Liverpool could be forced to pay attention again.