Regardless of where Liverpool ultimately end up this season under Jurgen Klopp, the upcoming summer transfer window will take on great precedence for the Reds.
River Plate’s in-form Argentine striker, Lucas Alario, has subsequently drawn a fair amount of recent interest from Merseyside if certain transfer reports are to be believed, and could be a prominent figure in their plans.
Yet whilst the vast majority of determined Reds supporters predictably want their side to land top stars, would Alario really make much of a difference down at Anfield next season, or should Klopp ultimately look elsewhere in the hunt for some renewed striking power ahead of 2016/17?
Well, as the 23-year-old striker is certainly highly-rated on the South American footballing scene, perhaps Liverpool could actually find themselves on the end of a rather shrewd deal in this particular instance.
The current River Plate star has proven himself to be very quick with his feet in and around the final third in recent seasons, so this could one player who could potentially add a certain new dimension among Klopp’s current outfit in the not too distant future.
Christian Benteke has clearly failed to hit the ground running at Anfield after all, Daniel Sturridge’s notorious fitness concerns remain far from reassuring in the cold light of day and the up and coming talent that is Divock Origi seemingly isn’t quite ready to be leading the front-line.
Liverpool’s reported desire to land another striking option throughout the course of the upcoming summer transfer window therefore makes a great deal of sense truth be told. Yet whilst Alario seemingly knows his way around the opposition’s penalty box, is he really the right kind of player for the Reds with everything taken into account?
Despite the Argentine’s admitted potential, the answer could well be… no. Although Alario has certainly impressed in the South American game in recent seasons, it ultimately remains to be seen whether or not the 23-year-old striker has what it takes to launch himself up to the next level this summer.
The often testing nature of Premier League football could possibly serve to halt the current River Plate star should he eventually join up with Liverpool, and as the Reds can’t afford to waste any more hard-earned resources, maybe it’s time the Anfield hierarchy finally attempted to source a bit more guaranteed quality for their money.
This is one player who could certainly develop his overall game a great deal over the next few domestic campaigns or so, but because Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool really need to maximise their summer activity in order to produce a sharp upturn in fortunes, Lucas Alario fails to represent the right kind of signing for the Reds right in the here and now.