Ligue 1

Frightening: Liverpool’s potential front line with this £27m-rated ace

Liverpool supporters in the Transfer Tavern are eagerly anticipating their team’s return to Premier League action at the weekend, what with the Reds beating Huddersfield Town, Maribor, and West Ham in the space of just seven days before the international break.

Jurgen Klopp’s men eased past David Wagner’s Terriers 3-0 at Anfield before comfortably dispatching Champions League whipping-boys Maribor by the same scoreline a few days later, thus giving them plenty of confidence ahead of their trip to West Ham. And the Merseyside giants made it three victories on the spin as a brace from Mohamed Salah as well as goals from Joel Matip and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain secured a comprehensive 4-1 win for Klopp’s side at the London Stadium, a result which moved them up to fifth in the Premier League at the expense of Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal.

Subsequently, there have been many delighted Liverpudlians in the Tavern over the two-week break for internationals, although many cannot wait to see their side in action again when they face Southampton on Saturday, when Klopp’s men will go in search of a fourth successive win.

In the meantime though, there has been much for our resident Reds supporters to discuss, not least a recent report from The Daily Mirror which suggests that Arsenal have pulled out of the race for Liverpool target Thomas Lemar, thus handing the Merseysiders a potential boost in their quest to land the 22-year-old.

The France international was excellent for Monaco in their Ligue 1 title-winning campaign last term as well as their run to the semi-finals of the Champions League, yet there was much change at the Stade Louis II over the summer, and plenty more is expected to follow.

And Lemar is one man who has been repeatedly linked with a move away, with Liverpool and Barcelona reportedly interested, and were the Reds able to get a deal done for the £27 million-rated ace (as per Transfermarkt), here is what their frighteningly impressive front line could look like…

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