Liverpool are going to have to revitalise the front line this summer. The Reds have been lacking in front of goal in recent months with the attack looking fatigued and out of ideas. It is time to shake things up. Liverpool hopes of signing Jadon Sancho may well have been boosted by news of a ‘gentleman’s agreement’ which allows him to leave Borussia Dortmund this summer.
Liverpool limp in attack
Since thumping Crystal Palace 7-0 in December the Reds have failed to find the net with any consistency.
Jürgen Klopp’s side has been limp in attack, regularly drawing a blank against teams we would usually put three or four past.
The front three have been disappointing with dozens of chances going missing since the turn of the year.
There are some mitigating circumstances when it comes to the drop off in attacking output.
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For instance the injury crisis has seen the midfield rejigged constantly and the absence of Virgil van Dijk has limited the amount of long diagonal passes finding the wingers on the counter.
However, injuries cannot explain away how wasteful the attackers have been.
Sadio Mane in particular has squandered chance after golden chance.
This summer we need to revitalise and rejuvenate the attack with some fresh blood.
Liverpool linked with Jadon Sancho
For the past year and a bit the Reds have had their name associated with one of the Bundesliga’s top talents.
The links refuse to go away, in the past week Bild in Germany has claimed that Liverpool want to sign Jadon Sancho this summer with Jürgen Klopp particularly keen on the Englishman.
According to the BBC the winger could be available for £87m, a sharp discount on last summer’s asking price which was in excess of £100m.
The latest twist in the saga could well benefit Liverpool hopes of signing Jadon Sancho.
As relayed by Fabrizio Romano, Borussia Dortmund director Michael Zorc has told the press that there is a ‘gentleman’s agreement’ in place which allows the winger to leave the club this summer if a suitable offer arrives.
Manchester United will likely be hoping to beat Liverpool to the wonderkid’s signature given the Red Devils’ very public pursuit of the youngster last summer.
Given that the prodigy is allowed to leave Dortmund this summer we could well see Liverpool swooping for his signature.
Last term the German side were defiant in negotiations, they appear more open this time out.
There is one year less on the player’s contract and the financial realities of the pandemic have left clubs needing cash.
Maybe, just maybe, this one has legs.