Liverpool should be considering making another move for Victor Osimhen following his latest goal-scoring exploits at Napoli.
The Nigerian striker scored a brace last night in his side’s 4-0 thrashing of Sampdoria.
It has been a superb start to life under Luciano Spalletti for the Neapolitans.
The result sees them sitting top of the Serie A table after five games. They are two points clear of the two Milan sides.
They also picked up a decent draw away to Leicester City in their Europa League opener.
Napoli quietly have an excellent squad and could be quietly confident about having a very successful season.
This comes after a relatively disappointing campaign last term, when they finished fifth in Serie A.
Well, they have one big advantage this season, and that is the return to fitness of Osimhen. His brace last night took him to three goals in four league matches this campaign, plus two more in that Leicester game.
Osimhen’s first goal against Samp came when he stretched to volley home a Lorenzo Insigne cross. For his second, it was another first-time finish, this time from a low Chucky Lozano cross.
The striker was involved in the build-up for both goals, which impressed us heavily. It just proves that, when fit, he is a phenomenal striker.
Liverpool are expected to be on the market for a forward next summer.
Still just 22, Victor Osimhen could be the perfect solution.
Could the Reds go back in for a player that they were seemingly interested in previously?
Osimhen was wanted at Liverpool by Jurgen Klopp
One thing we are sure of is that Michael Edwards and co. will be well aware of Osimhen’s rich vein of form.
Jurgen Klopp even personally asked for the player to be signed before he joined Napoli from Lille back in 2020, per journalist Ciro Venerato (speaking to Calcio Napoli 24 at the time).
The Nigerian has somewhat gone off the radar since his move to Italy. When Liverpool were being linked to a host of forwards this summer, his name was rarely linked.
Yet that was because he missed a lot of last season with injury, not because his standards dropped.
He still managed 10 goals and three assists in 24 Serie A games, only 16 of which were starts.
If he continues this season at his current rate of going, he will once again be spoken about as highly as when he managed to rack up an xG of 15.1 as a 20-year-old at Lille in 2019/20.
If he stays fit, we cannot see any chance that Osimhen does not become an elite No 9. To be putting up the numbers that he has at such a young age is no easy task.
So, Liverpool could well be back in for him by this time next year.
He is certainly worth keeping an eye on for the next few months.