The summer transfer window is ticking down to its final hours and Liverpool have one last chance to get another signing over the line to bolster their chances of winning back-to-back Premier League titles.
After their shock 7-2 defeat to Aston Villa, the Reds were left looking weak in their usual blistering attack. Sadio Mane is currently sidelined due to illness and his absence showed in their poor performance at Villa Park.
With Rhian Brewster no longer at the club and Harry Wilson also set to depart, Jurgen Klopp has very few options up front this season. A move for heavily-linked target Ousmane Dembele could be a quick fix for the reigning champions.
According to Sport (via Liverpool ECHO), Barcelona are open to offers for the castaway forward who once cost them a mammoth £135.5million. Both Liverpool and rivals Manchester United have been monitoring the situation and are keen to add him to their rosters. The report claims that Dembele himself is keen on a move and is listening out for an offer from the Merseyside outfit.
With no expected return date as of yet for Mane and with Diogo Jota still new to the side, a loan move could be the perfect solution for this temporary problem. As it stands, Liverpool’s options on the bench are nowhere near the same quality as their starting attackers, which causes a problem when the Reds are on the back foot and have no wild cards to play from the sidelines.
However, with a pacy and clinical winger like Dembele at their disposal, Liverpool could really catch the opposition off guard by deploying him from the bench. His 41 career goals and 43 assists proves that he’s capable of pulling the strings and he could potentially fill in for either Mane or Mohamed Salah in some matches.
Klopp will need to fight off Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for Dembele’s signature though, and time is running out to do so. The Aston Villa mauling should be a wake up for the German, who will be eager to rectify this major dip in form.
In other news, Liverpool should start to consider a revamp in their attack…