Date: 26th May 2019 at 7:45pm
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Liverpool are not planning on making a move for Lyon forward Memphis Depay this summer, according to Sky Sports.

The broadcaster claims that the Reds are not interested in the former Manchester United man, who has flourished since joining the French side in 2017.

The Dutch international bagged 12 goals and 15 assists in all competitions for Bruno Genesio’s side this season, increasing speculation about his future.

The Daily Mirror reported in April that Jurgen Klopp was aiming to bring the £50million-rated attacker back to England this summer. That, however, no longer appears to be the case.

OPINION

Depay is the sort of player that any club would love to have at their disposal, but he simply isn’t needed at Liverpool at the moment. The Reds need quality attackers who are going to be content with playing a back up role to Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane. Depay doesn’t seem like the sort of character who would be content with a bench-warming role. With that said, it’s probably best that Klopp doesn’t move for him this summer. He has a great group of players at Liverpool at the moment, and none of them are what you would call trouble-makers. It would be harsh to paint Depay with that brush, but he seems like a slightly volatile character, at least. Despite his immense ability, he just doesn’t seem like the right fit for the Reds. Plus, he’d cost a bucket load whereas Liverpool, by all accounts, aren’t looking to spend loads after their huge investment a year ago.