If there’s one decisive flaw in the current Liverpool squad, it’s the absence of an established, proven winger. At the same time, Brendan Rodgers has criticised the Reds’ midfield this season for their limited contribution to the goal tally.
In order to kill two birds with one stone, I suggest the Anfield side turn their transfer attentions to Schalke wideman Jefferson Farfan – whom they were rather speculatively linked with during the January window.
The Peruvian speedster is renowned for his potency in the final third, having netted 38 times in 158 Bundesliga appearances and racked up a similar haul of 57 goals in 119 Eredivisie outings at former club PSV.
Farfan has been part of the Miners tapestry for some time; playing a major role in Schalke’s regular Champions League qualification over the last few years and their DFB Pokal win in 2011.
Despite battling with injury this term, the Peru international has still managed to conjure up eight goals and five assists in 18 Bundesliga starts.
But at 29 years of age, and with just 18 months left on the South American’s contract, it’s believed the Veltins outfit are prepared to move him on in the summer for the sake of new blood.
Admittedly, that doesn’t make Farfan the most long-term acquisition for Liverpool, but with a reported price-tag of just £9million, he’s certainly value for money.