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John Aldridge: Liverpool should try snatch Lucas Moura away from Tottenham

What a season Lucas Moura has had at Tottenham.

The 26-year-old went from looking like a huge Spurs flop to becoming arguably Mauricio Pochettino’s most dangerous forward on certain days.

So impressed, one former Liverpool player is now urging Jurgen Klopp to consider signing Moura to bolster his attacking options. So, let’s take a look at the verdict in our latest Pundit’s Choice piece.

“I wonder whether Lucas Moura could be prised away from Tottenham, as he had to be a little bemused to be left out of their Champions League final starting line-up after he scored a fantastic hat-trick in the semi-final against Ajax,” John Aldridge wrote in his Sunday World column (via TEAMtalk) when discussing how Klopp can improve this Liverpool team.

“Moura is a tricky forward who could slot into the team if any of the front three were out and the same could be said of his team-mate Son Heung-min, although I would be surprised if Spurs allowed the South Korean to leave after his outstanding season.”

Moura, though, as well as Son, is almost certain to be off limits this summer. He has become essential to this Tottenham side, who showed last season that they are capable of going toe-to-toe with any team in Europe. And Moura was just one reason why.

In attack, he is so dangerous with his pace and directness and he has this real fearlessness about him. Ultimately, he is the sort of forward that can strike fear into his opponent; Tottenham would have to be crazy to get rid of that. Sorry, Aldridge.

And from the Brazilian’s perspective, with Klopp set on Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino, it is a transfer that would make little sense.

If Moura, for whatever reason, decided he wanted to leave Tottenham, then Anfield would probably not be the wisest of destinations for game time.

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John Aldridge: Liverpool should try snatch Lucas Moura away from Tottenham
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