Liverpool taking big risk by easing Lemar interest

Liverpool are currently not interested in pursuing a deal for Monaco star Thomas Lemar, according to the Liverpool Echo.

What’s the word?

The Frenchman has regularly been linked with the Merseyside outfit ever since the club’s failed attempt to bring him to Anfield on deadline day last summer.

Following Philippe Coutinho’s switch to Barcelona in January, the rumour mill fired up fresh Lemar rumours, but a replacement for the Brazilian was never recruited.

Now, Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasiley has suggested to Telefoot that any interested party will need to spend big to land the attack-minded player at the end of the season.

However, the Liverpool Echo reports that Reds manager Jurgen Klopp is not actively interested in signing the 22-year-old.

Could Liverpool be making a mistake?

If one were to pick apart Klopp’s team, the one area where many would feel did not need strengthening is the attack.

Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane are thriving at the moment, and despite losing Coutinho in the summer, the Reds have not looked lost without him.

Lemar can play anywhere across the park in an attacking midfield role, and he can also play centrally and on the left of a midfield.

Liverpool currently have players more than capable of occupying those roles, but the Frenchman would certainly add a new dimension to the attack.

The Liverpool Echo claims that Monaco slapped a £90m price tag on Lemar’s shoulders, and judging by the voices coming out of the club, they will not allow him to leave cheap.

Liverpool should certainly be in the race for the midfielder’s signature, but they should be wary of paying over the odds when he is not necessarily a signing that they need.