One of Liverpool’s strongest assets is their front three – the problem with that is the ability to change them if they’re somehow missing from action.
There is no doubt that Divock Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri are capable of filling in at times but they offer a significantly blunted threat compared to the trio of Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.
Look across to Manchester City, who have countless numbers of world-class stars on their bench ready to come on, and you can see just why Jurgen Klopp’s men missed out on the title.
Dutch football expert Marcel van der Kraan, speaking on Sky Sports’ Transfer Talk podcast and quoted by the Daily Star, claimed back in January that Liverpool have been tracking PSV Eindhoven star Hirving Lozano as a potential recruit.
With the summer transfer window open, his latest admission should tempt the Reds to reignite their interest after he claimed he is ready for a step up in his career, telling Voetbal International: “”I think I could take the next step, but there is no point in speculating about things that might happen.”
Dutch publication, De Telegraaph claim the Eredivise side want to receive a fee of £60million for the double sale of Lozano and fellow winger Steven Bergwijn in the summer.
The 35-cap Mexican international would be the perfect addition at Anfield – at 23-years-old, he would have time to settle and learn more than he already does from Klopp’s electrifying front three while at the same time putting serious pressure on them to perform, knowing he is ready to replace them at any time.
Despite his age, Lozano offers a wealth of experience with 35 caps and has already played in the Champions League with his current PSV side. It wouldn’t be a totally different challenge for the star to fit in at Anfield and he could be just what Klopp needs this summer.
His pace and flair would be an asset to any team and he could affect any game whether off the bench or from the start.
Lozano’s stats in Dutch football show just how well he has played, scoring 21 goals and assisting another 12 in his 40 appearances is a great effort and Liverpool must reignite their interest in the summer.