Liverpool are in desperate need of rejuvenation. The Reds have had a torrid time this season with injuries at the heart of their struggles. Jürgen Klopp has seen his attacking thrust hampered by disjointed build up play and knackered attackers. Liverpool have been linked with a move for Lucas Ocampos, La Razon has claimed the Reds would have to pay £56m for the Argentine or they’d have to include Takumi Minamino in the deal.
With plenty of speculation surrounding the player, who is Liverpool target Lucas Ocampos?
Lucas Ocampos CV
Lucas Ocampos has broken some records in his time.
In 2012 the Argentine became the most expensive Ligue 2 player in history when he signed for Monaco for a fee of €11m.
He earned cult status at Monaco, performing well as the French side rocketed to prominence due to the club’s free spending owner.
In 2014 he was nominated for the European Golden Boy award but he lost out to Raheem Sterling at Liverpool.
Ocampos joined Marseille on loan in 2015 before making the move permanent shortly afterwards. He then spent time at Genoa and Milan before signing for Sevilla in 2019.
What position does Lucas Ocampos play?
Reported Liverpool target Lucas Ocampos is a versatile wide man.
This season he has been most often deployed as a left forward but he has also popped up on the right wing, starting there on nine occasions.
The Argentine has even filled in at right back once this season.
He is noted for his finishing ability and defensive workrate, two qualities Jürgen Klopp is sure to be enticed by.
Lucas Ocampos stats
This season the Sevilla star has started 19 games and made two sub appearances in the Spanish top flight.
In these games he’s scored four and assisted four.
The 26-year-old has earned three man of the match awards in these games, WhoScored rating him at an impressive 7.05.
Liverpool interest in Lucas Ocampos
We can’t see Liverpool paying £56m for Lucas Ocampos.
He isn’t setting the world alight and that is a lot of money for a decent player.
If Takumi Minamino’s involvement in any deal could lower the fee substantially then we could well see this happen.
It all depends on whether the scouting department have liked the numbers they’ve inevitably been crunching.