Liverpool are in need of a striker. Over the summer fans had their hearts set on a forward arriving to push and cover the front three. No such move came to fruition. However, a new top target is emerging. According to Goal, Liverpool tried to sign Karim Adeyemi in 2018.
Why Liverpool need a striker
It is no secret that there’s a lack of depth in the final third for the Reds.
Jürgen Klopp has four players effectively covering three roles.
Thereafter we have the mercurial Takumi Minamino and the big-occasions-only star Divock Origi.
With the AFCON looming and with it the absences of Sadio Mane and Mo Salah, it’s more important than ever for the Reds to bring in another forward.
Furthermore, the front three is getting on in years, each of them will be 30-years-old at the start of next season.
Liverpool tried to sign Karim Adeyemi
One player most Kopites are talking about now is the German striker lighting up the Austrian Bundesliga.
Bild has claimed Liverpool want to buy Karim Adeyemi from Red Bull Salzburg.
The Reds have seemingly been tracking the teenage sensation for some time.
A report from 2020 by Goal has stated that Liverpool tried to sign Adeyemi back in 2018.
The outlet carries comments which claim that he was brought up to Merseyside to discuss a potential move.
What RTK has to say
He really could be the one.
This term he has seven goals and one assist in eight Austrian Bundesliga games.
He scored on his debut for his country to boot. He has the credentials.
At just 19-years-old he is the perfect age to come in and provide cover before pushing for a starting berth in the near future.