Liverpool fans wanted a striker signed over the summer. The Reds are shy of quality in depth in the final third and plenty of Kopites believe this could come back to bite us. We saw against Chelsea the need for a lethal finisher. According to Goal, Liverpool considered signing Patrick Bamford this summer.
As it stands Liverpool don’t have a top quality natural striker in the squad.
Sadio Mane, Mo Salah and Diogo Jota are all wingers by trade.
Whilst Roberto Firmino arrived at Anfield as an attacking midfielder and he was converted into a false 9.
Divock Origi was signed as a wonderkid forward but he has failed to deliver on his early promise, only scoring on the biggest occasions.
As a result there is a lack of depth and rotation in the final third.
There is also a dire need for a striker who can grab us a goal when we’re facing a stubborn low block.
Liverpool wanted Patrick Bamford
Apparently options were considered over the summer.
Despite no striker arriving the boss and the recruitment team did have players in mind.
According to Goal, Liverpool explored signing Patrick Bamford.
However, the striker wasn’t keen on the move as he would be going from a regular starter to fifth choice.
The gaffer has made no secret of his admiration for the Leeds United forward, calling him an ‘exceptional player’.
What RTK has to say
With 17 goals in the Premier League last season it’s easy to understand why Bamford caught the eye.
He could hit higher numbers with better service and who is better to provide for a striker than Trent Alexander-Arnold?
Unfortunately the move simply wouldn’t have made sense for Bamford and we respect the fact that he chose regular football instead.