Moving for Mitrovic would make little sense for Liverpool

Former Liverpool striker John Aldridge has suggested in his column for the Liverpool Echo that the club should make a move for Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic.

What’s the word?

Jurgen Klopp already has some decent attacking options at his disposal, in the form of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane.

Last season, the team blew everyone away with their scintillating free-flowing moves, but that energy has been lacking in the current campaign.

In his column for the Liverpool Echo, Aldridge suggested that Mitrovic would give the Reds a different option and style.

“He gives you something that little bit different and I like him as a squad player. The way Liverpool play they could do with someone who provides a bit of diversity and a Plan B.”

Does he have a point?

Mitrovic would certainly bring a different facet to Klopp’s team, but it is not one that they really need.

The manager has already experimented with formations this season as his tried and trusted 4-3-3 has shifted to 4-2-3-1 at times.

Salah was the focal point up front for Liverpool against Fulham last weekend, but his attributes are more than just that of a striker.

Mitrovic certainly has talent as he has netted five goals for the Cottagers this season, but he is more one-dimensional than Salah.

Would Liverpool be able to sign him anyway?

Fulham only landed the Serbian’s signature on a permanent deal from Newcastle United last year.

With that in mind, it would be a surprise if they agreed to let him go, unless Liverpool came in with a mammoth offer.

No disrespect to Mitrovic, but he is not worth a hefty fee, particularly as he would only be playing a bit-part role under Klopp.

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