Jerzy Dudek has claimed that Robert Lewandowski would be the perfect signing for Liverpool this summer.
In an interview with Marca, the Polish goalkeeper claimed that his countryman would fit in immediately at Anfield.
“I think the best thing for him would be to go to the Premier League, because he’s strong, fast and, in my opinion, where he would fit in best is Klopp’s Liverpool,” said the former Reds ‘keeper.
“I know there’s Firmino, but he’s not always one hundred percent and I think for Lewandowski it would be the best scenario.”
The best scenario it may be Jerzy, but it’s simply never going to happen!
Liverpool not in the race for Lewa
Every now and then the transfer window throws up something that really takes you by surprise. Lewandowski’s desire to leave Bayern Munich is one of those stories.
The Pole has secured his status as one of the games best ever strikers during his eight-year stay at Bayern. But having won every trophy he can and scored almost 350 goals along the way, he looks ready to move on.
Liverpool have been tentatively mentioned as a possible destination for the soon-to-be 34-year-old. That’s mainly due to Klopp’s excellent relationship with him, though.
According to salarysport.com, Lewandowski currently pockets £329k-a-week at Bayern. If he were to ask for the same kind of money to join Liverpool, there’s is absolutely zero chance of a move ever happening.
Familiarity with Klopp
Should Lewandowski lower his wage demands, perhaps there could be an argument for Liverpool taking him on for a year or two.
No doubt he would slot in at Anfield. Lewandowski has played under Klopp before and would have an understanding of what he expects from his centre-forward. Having also played successfully for three years under Pep Guardiola, he’s obviously no slouch on the tactical and technical front.
As Dudek mentions, he also look ready-made for the Premier League. Liverpool can often be sloppy in-front of goal despite the plethora of chance they create and Lewandowski would remedy that.
But once again, the monetary issue remains an important factor. It looks as though Barcelona are where the legendary striker is angling to go.
Liverpool may need to revamp their forward line this summer as Sadio Mane and Firmino’s positions come under scrutiny.
The Reds should look to the future, though. Lewandowski would be the absolute ultimate stop-gap solution, but that isn’t usually the way Liverpool do business.