Why Liverpool’s snub of Maxi Gomez may be the right move for Klopp

Maxi Gomez has been a target for many big clubs as of late and a recent Daily Star report further confirms this thesis, putting the young striker in the jaws of Tottenham Hotspur among the interest of some other clubs.

Spurs are reportedly leading the pack in the efforts to sign the talented Uruguayan but only partly because Liverpool have chosen to opt out of the brawl, which is an interesting turn of events in itself.

So what’s the word?

The latest report coming from the Daily Star claims that Tottenham Hotspur are now leading in the race for the Celta Vigo ace after Liverpool chose to back away.

Gomez has impressively bagged 13 goals and provided five assists in the 2018/19 campaign and his £43m release clause might be his ticket into the Premier League.

While Spurs could really use a striker of Gomez’s credentials and talent, the Reds might have made a real statement following their bold choice of dropping the pursuit altogether.

Right call from Liverpool

It seems that Gomez would join Tottenham purely as a Harry Kane’s substitution and, of course, a bet for the future once he develops enough to warrant a better position within the squad. Liverpool, on the hand, might also have made the right call by opting out of this race.

Gomez is definitely a gem worth polishing and one that almost any big team could use but Jurgen Klopp might not need that at the moment. What he could probably use more is a well-rounded forward with enough experience and skill to either replicate or complement the impact of Roberto Firmino.

Chasing young starlets is a great way to bank on the future but Liverpool would profit more from a developed striker that gives established quality right here and right now, especially considering the Reds only need a piece or two to fully complete the jigsaw and push Man City even closer next season.

After all, they are not among the biggest spenders in the Premier League and they often choose their targets rather carefully. Rushing into a transfer scramble with Spurs, for a player who still needs some time to develop, doesn’t do anybody on Merseyside any favours.

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