Liverpool have been goal shy in recent weeks and months. The Reds haven’t been netting as often as we’d expect due to a string of issues in the side. Signing a new striker in the summer seems like an inevitability. James Pearce has suggested that Liverpool could move for Jonathan David.
The goals have dried up.
The Reds were top at Christmas but then a barren run saw the side slide down the table.
The lack of goals can be explained by a number of factors such as the injuries in midfield and the low blocks we’ve faced.
We can’t ignore that Roberto Firmino has been incredibly wasteful and his finishing ability has been sorely exposed in recent weeks and months.
His style of play is all well and good when we’re winning but when we need a striker to make a goal out of nothing, to finish a half chance, he can’t do that for us.
We need a more lethal finisher in the middle.
Liverpool could move for Jonathan David
This summer the Reds are expected to dip into the transfer market to bring in a finisher.
The Athletic have been pondering possible Roberto Firmino replacements.
James Pearce believes Liverpool could move for Jonathan David, when asked about potential targets, Pearce told the Ask Ornstein show:
“Jonathan David is an interesting one in the fact that we know that he was on the three man shortlist that Liverpool had drawn up for an attacker last summer, when ultimately they decided to pursue the deal for Diogo Jota. Obviously Sarr at Watford for the other one.”
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Liverpool rekindling interest in Jonathan David wouldn’t be out of the question.
The Canadian joined Lille for around £26m last summer so he would cost a bit extra on top of that fee.
At just 21-years-old he’s an attractive age for the Reds who like to see a player’s value increase over time.
We’re still holding out for one of the big boys though. Kylian Mbappe or Erling Haaland, please. Just please.