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Liverpool: Klopp must sign World Cup youngster Nico Williams

Liverpool had arguably one of the finest attacking triumvirates in world football between 2017 and 2022, with Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane striking terror into opposition defences both in the Premier League and Champions League.

Indeed, the trio scored an incredible 338 goals between them during the five full seasons they all played together, while also chipping in with just 139 assists.

With Mane leaving to join Bayern Munich in the summer, and the marching of time ensuring Firmino and Salah may not have long left at their peak, Jurgen Klopp has the challenge of creating a new attacking trio.

Luring Darwin Nunez to Anfield was a major coup, and with winger Diogo Jota shining since joining from Wolves, they just need another star before the German’s future line-up will be complete. They might just find one with a young talent shining on the continent.

According to reports in Spain, the Reds have been linked with a move for winger Nico Williams, who plays for LaLiga side Athletic Bilbao.

The 20-year-old starlet, who has been dubbed “daring” by Marcelinho, has impressed in Spain this season, scoring three goals from 14 appearances, while also chipping in with three assists – proving he is an excellent goal threat from a wide position.

The £42m-valued youngster has also averaged 1.4 key passes per match while also creating two big chances, and with an average of 40.5 touches per game, he constantly demands the ball in order to generate opportunities for teammates and this selflessness will be a huge advantage for Klopp.

His performances have led the winger to be called up to the Spanish side for the World Cup, which could be the perfect platform for the player to shine and demonstrate his talent on a global stage.

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If he did join, Klopp would certainly ease him into the side, especially with Salah still performing at his peak, but there is no doubt he could be the ideal replacement for the Egyptian.

Williams could be a breakout sensation in Qatar, and this might drive his transfer fee up to astronomical levels. Therefore, Julian Ward may have to act sooner rather than later and it may be a shrewd investment for the future.

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