We pick out three strikers Liverpool should make a priority in the transfer window this summer. The Reds reportedly want a new attacker.
Liverpool have a priority right now, according to Fabrizio Romano. He told his Here We Go podcast that they want an attacker.
Now, with Harvey Elliott ready to step up, we imagine the Reds are looking for a striker. It makes sense, given the abundance of wide players on their books.
But we also believe any new striker should be young. All of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane turn 30 in the next 18 months. The club needs to invest in someone to carry over into the next generation alongside Diogo Jota.
Here we have a look at three young strikers Liverpool should make that priority in the transfer window.
We’ll start with our no.1 option. Isak is currently looking great for Sweden at Euro 2020 and feels like the next big thing.
We gave a more detailed look at Isak here but the short version is that he’s a 21-year-old striker who can do a bit of everything. He’s tall, quick, and already capable of scoring 17 La Liga goals for Real Sociedad.
Noticias de Gipuzkoa claims Liverpool want him and that there’s a release clause of around £60m. It’s hard to imagine there’s anyone better right now for what the Reds need.
Vlahovic would cost a lot of money – likely comparable to Isak. He doesn’t have the same proven quality, though.
Not that he doesn’t look great. Vlahovic scored 21 Serie A goals for Fiorentina last season after getting just six the campaign before. Most came over the second half of the season, too.
But whereas Isak got 17 last season and 16 in all competitions the campaign before that, Vlahovic really only has an elite six months. If that’s reflective of his quality, he’s a star. He may be a flash in the pan, though.
A 21-year-old with 21 Serie A goals will get attention and Tuttosport claim he has Liverpool’s.
Malen isn’t quite on the same level as the other two. Though, it would be tough for him to be.
He’s at PSV Eindhoven in the Eredivisie, meaning he’s bagging his goals against a lower standard of opposition. But he’s certainly scoring them.
Malen had 25 goals and seven assists in all competitions last season and is still just 22. He feels ready to kick up a gear and Liverpool may be a great place to do that.
Sky Germany says Liverpool are interested. If so, Malen should be the cheaper option of the three and the one most suited to a squad role.
He may have a little more to prove than the others but there’s little doubt the club could turn him into a very useful option.