A striker Liverpool supposedly considered last year scores again to continue a wonderful run of form. The Reds may consider going back in for him.
Liverpool signed Diogo Jota back in 2020 in what has since proven to be a fantastic signing. The Portuguese forward quickly turned into a phenomenal goalscorer, as well as a brilliant pressing player.
Few could complain about his singing and Liverpool quite clearly nailed that one.
But Jota wasn’t actually the only option, per reports. The Liverpool Echo claims there were three options on the table: Jota, Ismaila Sarr and Jonathan David.
Watford’s Sarr eventually stayed put in Hertfordshire but David made a big move to Ligue 1 that summer. He joined Lille and 12 months later, he was a French champion.
We wrote last season how Liverpool may want to consider going back in for David, though. Not only did he eventually win the Ligue 1 title but David showed a magnificent ability to press.
Much like Jota, he has a profile of a Liverpool forward. The only thing really missing was a consistent scoring ability.
This season, however, David appears to have fixed that.
Liverpool striker target scores again
David scores against Paris Saint-Germain on Friday evening in an eventual 2-1 defeat. He finished off a wonderful team move that really carved PSG open.
With that, David climbs to the top of the Ligue 1 scoring charts. He’s got three more than Kylian Mbappe, for some perspective.
The Canadian isn’t doing this by playing more games, either. He has the best minutes per goal ratio in Ligue 1, scoring every 104. In fact, all eight of his goals have come from his nine starts this season.
Liverpool already had eyes on David and his performances last season suggested they were right to do so. He’s athletic, he can pass, and his pressing is top notch.
And now he’s scoring with consistency? Liverpool may have passed on him once before but if the opportunity comes back around, we don’t think they’ll even think twice before pulling the trigger.