Forsberg to Liverpool is a non-starter; Reds should consider other targets

Liverpool would be wasting their time if they tried to sign RB Leipzig midfielder Emil Forsberg this summer.

What’s the word?

If the media reports are anything to go by, the Reds are in the market for a new attacking midfielder.

Numerous names have been linked to the club, but Jurgen Klopp is yet to bring in another new face in that department.

There is one man who, in the past, has been touted as a potential target for the Merseyside outfit, and that is Leipzig’s Forsberg.

In an interview with¬†Fotbollskanalen¬†earlier this week, the Sweden international, who has earned 36 caps for his country, has admitted that he is ready for “the next big step” in his career.

Why should Liverpool steer clear?

Forsberg is certainly talented, but he did not have the best season during the 2017-18 campaign.

For Leipzig, the midfielder scored five goals and created four assists in 33 appearances in all competitions.

The 26-year-old is currently at the World Cup in Russia representing Sweden, and he will hope to attract some suitors in the process.

Liverpool need a more dynamic midfielder, plus they could struggle to land Forsberg given who he currently plays for.

The Merseyside outfit went through a drawn-out saga before finally acquiring the signature of Naby Keita from Leipzig last year.

They do not want to find themselves in a similar position.