Why didn't Liverpool sign Donyell Malen? Fabrizio Romano explains
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Why didn't Liverpool sign Donyell Malen? Fabrizio Romano explains

Liverpool need to sign a striker this summer. The Reds are in need of reinforcements up top and will be hoping for some added depth before the end of the window. Plenty of fans are wondering: why didn’t Liverpool sign Donyell Malen? Fabrizio Romano has shed some light on the situation.

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Liverpool need a striker

This summer Jürgen Klopp will be hoping for some depth to be added to the attack.

At the moment there’s only Diogo Jota providing any sort of cover and the Portugal star looks set to lineup alongside the attacking three more often than not.

We need to add competition and depth. At the moment the attack is looking fatigued and at times complacent.

There is nobody there pushing them for their places in the side, this has to change.

Why Liverpool didn’t sign Donyell Malen

For months and months the Reds were linked with one striker in particular.

Now plenty of fans are wondering why Liverpool didn’t sign Donyell Malen.

The Dutch striker joined Borussia Dortmund for a reported £26m recently.

He had been heavily linked with the Reds but no move to Anfield materialised following his 19-goal season for PSV Eindhoven.

Fabrizio Romano has claimed Liverpool didn’t move for the striker because the club couldn’t sell Divock Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri in time.

In his Benchwarmers column, Romano wrote:

“Liverpool only thought about [signing Malen] in case they sold Shaqiri and Origi faster.”

What RTK has to say

This is frustrating to say the least.

Liverpool are going to have to find another solution to our issues up top.

Malen appeared the perfect signing for us, he’s just 22-years-old and he has mountains of potential. He looks a bargain at £26m.

If we can’t move for the right striker at £26m until we’ve sold current players then we could be in for a bumpy ride this summer.

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