Following a season of struggles in front of goal for most at Liverpool except for Mohamed Salah, there has been talk of Jurgen Klopp looking to bulk up his front line and former Wigan Athletic manager Paul Jewell does not believe that you can say Patrick Bamford isn’t good enough.
After an outstanding season with Leeds United, Bamford has seen his name linked with a summer switch to Liverpool but with Marcelo Bielsa expected to remain at Elland Road, Bamford leaving appears unlikely.
Is Bamford good enough for Liverpool?
The 27-year old finished the Premier League season with 17 goals in 37 starts and that was enough to see him finish as the second-highest English scoring player, only behind golden boot winner Harry Kane.
The former Chelsea striker was doubted by pundits before the start of the season which means that you can’t say he wouldn’t be good enough for Liverpool – that’s according to Jewell who spoke exclusively to The Transfer Tavern:
“Every time people have questioned Bamford he’s answered them this season and the manager has shown great faith in him because I know lots of Leeds fans questioned Bamford before the start of the season.
“He’s been terrific but whether or not he’s good enough to play for Liverpool, who knows? I’m not going to sit here and say that he isn’t good enough for Liverpool, but what I will say is that he’s had a terrific season for Leeds United and hats off to him.”
Despite finishing the season with 17 goals, it is still just the first time that Bamford has proved his worth in the Premier League as he has had several unsuccessful loan spells at Norwich City, Crystal Palace and Burnley.
Klopp may feel like he needs to add some more firepower to his ranks in case someone picks up an injury or hits a bad patch of form, which is exactly what happened this season as Diogo Jota was injured for large spells and Firmino managed nine goals in 48 games.
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