Liverpool have been struggling on the front foot this season, particularly since the New Year. Common consensus is that the Reds will reinforce the front line over the summer but just how big the club can go is up for debate. Liverpool have been linked with Jadon Sancho but Raphael Honigstein believes the move depends on Mo Salah leaving.
Attacking line revamp
Liverpool have boasted one of the world’s most feared attacking lines for a few years now.
Since the trio came together in 2017 we’ve seen them devastate defences week in, week out.
The trident has fired us to Premier League, Champions League and Club World Cup glory.
Yet cracks are beginning to show, there are signs that this summer may be the time to break up the famed front three.
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Since the turn of the New Year the goals have dried up, the attack looks figured out and fatigued.
We’ve been unable to break down stubborn low blocks and chances have been going begging.
As a result recruiting a new forward seems to be an inevitability.
Liverpool linked with Jadon Sancho
The Reds’ front line is one of the most feared and respected in the world.
As such any potential signing must be of the highest quality, narrowing the pool of targets.
According to Bild, Liverpool want to sign Jadon Sancho in the summer with Jürgen Klopp reported to be a big fan of the winger.
The BBC believe that the Englishman will be available for around £87m this summer, a discount on Borussia Dortmund’s asking price of over £100m last year.
Honigstein on Liverpool and Sancho
This would be an expensive transfer for the Reds to pull off, particularly given the financial impact of the global health crisis.
Bundesliga expert Raphael Honigstein has commented on the chances of Liverpool signing Jadon Sancho, telling Sport1:
“I cannot imagine Liverpool, especially since the money for a Sancho transfer is simply not there. A new dynamic could only come into the matter if Mo Salah leaves.”
This would be a decisive shift in the attacking dynamics at Liverpool.
The Reds selling Mo Salah this summer would be somewhat true to their form in the transfer market.
We’ve cashed in on top stars at the height of their value before – see Luis Suarez and Philippe Coutinho.
The money from the Coutinho sale went on to fund a much needed rebuild.
Should Liverpool sell Mo Salah and Jadon Sancho we imagine there’d be a decent chunk of money left over to be invested elsewhere.
Whilst the Englishman isn’t quite up to Mo’s standard at the moment he has the advantage of youth – Sancho has at least another decade in him whilst the Egyptian has maybe another couple of seasons at his best.
This could be a necessary change to make.