The Lowdown: Liverpool plotting Son swoop
Despite still having more than two-and-a-half years remaining on his current contract at Spurs, recent reports have suggested that the 30-year-old would be open to leaving N17 in a bid to secure silverware, with the Merseyside giants interested in a deal.
When the two teams played out a 1-1 draw in May, Jurgen Klopp was pictured speaking to the forward after the final whistle, so it doesn’t come as a massive shock to learn of the rumoured attention, with the Reds reportedly keeping tabs on the South Korea star.
The Latest: McAvennie’s admission
Asked by Football Insider whether Liverpool could make a move to sign Son in 2023, McAvennie replied: “I heard that Liverpool are in for him and I think he would go.
“He is not going to win anything at Tottenham. You are going to be challenging to get into the Champions League but I cannot see them winning it, not with that team.
“He would be an absolute star at Liverpool, the way they play. I think he would love to go. I think he would want to stay in the Premier League, he loves it. Liverpool would be great for him.“
The Verdict: Get it done…
FSG making a swoop for one of Spurs’ standout performers next summer should be a no-brainer if the opportunity were to arise, given his outstanding track record. Indeed, he netted in both games against Liverpool last season.
Son, who will be in action for South Korea at the World Cup later this month, has made a remarkable 212 goal contributions in just 344 appearances for Antonio Conte’s side, and he averages 2.8 shots and 2.2 key passes per league game (WhoScored).
Just two players in Klopp’s squad have a better shots-per-game ratio, while only Mohamed Salah can surpass the Korean’s key passes average at Anfield (WhoScored).
The Tottenham star would surely flourish playing alongside the likes of the Egyptian and would be an excellent addition to the Reds’ attacking department if they can bring him to Merseyside.
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