Liverpool maintained their perfect start to the Premier League season with a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace.
The Reds beat West Ham at Anfield on the opening day of the season but faced a tricky test away from home against the Eagles. It was a hard-fought defensive display, but goals from James Milner and Sadio Mane handed Liverpool all three points to continue their winning start to the new campaign. Next up for Jurgen Klopp’s men is a visit from Brighton on Saturday.
Klopp will be hoping to keep the goals flowing against the Seagulls with Roberto Firmino searching for his first goal of the season. The Brazilian was a key player for the Reds last year, and an injury to the former Hoffenheim forward could be costly. Daniel Sturridge and Dominic Solanke are the only back up available to the German with Sturridge struggling for fitness and Solanke failing to hit the score consistently last year. The young forward netted just one goal in the Premier League after joining from Chelsea in the summer.
To improve his attacking options, Liverpool should make a move for AC Milan wonderkid, Patrick Cutrone, when the window reopens in January. Valued at £20.7m by Transfermarkt, the Italian has been with Milan since 2007 and progressed through the youth ranks to feature in the first-team back in January 2017. Cutrone took his opportunity with both hands, emerging as one of the top prospects in the country after hitting 18 goals in all competitions last season. Milan tied their prized asset to a new contract earlier this month.
Should Milan fail to qualify for Europe again, Cutrone may be tempted to leave. The 20-year-old is the perfect number nine, possessing excellent finishing and ability in the air as well as expert movement and positioning. Under Klopp’s tutelage, the Italy international could develop into one of the best strikers in world football.
Liverpool would have to fork out a huge fee for his services, but it would be a risk worth taking for the Reds.
Liverpool fans, thoughts?