Liverpool have made three signings in the transfer window so far, with Darwin Nunez, Calvin Ramsey and Fabio Carvalho joining the Anfield outfit this summer, but the club have had far more outgoings than incomings so far.
Divock Origi, Sadio Mane, Taki Minamino, Neco Williams and Loris Karius are just five of the eight players who have left Merseyside so far, so there is definitely still room to add more new faces to the team.
Liverpool are reportedly keen to bolster their midfielder following the club record-breaking signing of Darwin Nunez who has completed the forward line for the Merseysiders, but could there be a chance they make another new addition following the unexpected exit of Senegalese winger Mane?
One player who has been recently linked to Liverpool is Ajax winger Antony, who has been on the radar of the Reds’ most fierce rivals Manchester United this summer, but if reports are to be believed FSG could be about to hijack the Red Devils’ transfer plans.
Over 23 appearances the Brazilian right winger scored eight goals, delivered four assists and created seven big chances, making 1.7 key passes and one tackle per game, as well as winning the majority of his duels (51%) and successful in completing the majority of his dribbles too (56%).
The 22-year-old has been the recipient of high praise for his performances with the Eredivisie giants, and Dutch scout Piet de Visser dubbed Antony “wonderful” when asked about the player:
“Antony, that will be a winner! I have had him high for years. I saw him playing for the first time at age 16, in Brazil Under-17. Wonderful technical football player. You can’t compare him to David Neres or Hakim Ziyech, he really has his own style. A very good, short dribble, a lot speed, a beautiful staircase.”
Jurgen Klopp could even land his very own Neymar by signing the attacker this summer, with the Paris Saint-Germain star named as one of the most comparable players to Antony over last season according to FBref.
Despite Neymar offering up more goal contributions (19), Antony outperformed his Brazil team-mate with more shots on goal (79), more shots on target per 90 (1.41) and more crosses completed (100).
With that being said, if FSG did want to add even more quality to the already hugely talented forward line at Anfield then Antony would be a great piece of business for the club and at 22 years old could become Salah’s heir in the years to come.