Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern just will not shut up about Alexandre Lacazette.
From the way they’re crowing on about needing a world-class No.9 you wouldn’t believe that their team are among the top scorers in the Premier League with a staggering number of goals to their name. Granted, they do have a point, with Jurgen Klopp’s main attacking triumvirate consisting of Sadio Mane, Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino, none of whom can be described as orthodox strikers.
When their fluid movement works it’s a joy to behold, but when times are hard and pitches are sodden in the winter months, their play can be a little too predictable, while deep-lying defences too easily nullify their collective threats. This was witnessed through January and early February as the Merseysiders fell away from Chelsea in the title race and were knocked out of both cups, failing to score over two legs against Southampton in the EFL Cup semi-final, while also being kept to a zero at home to League Two’s Plymouth Argyle.
This is perhaps why Lacazette’s name has been greeted so eagerly, with the Telegraph’s report that their side are interested in the 25-year-old having been printed out and laminated by a particularly eager supporter over in a booth supporters have nicknamed the ‘mini Kop’ in the Tavern. Mobile phones are also being passed about playing the video of Ligue 1 expert Julien Laurens claiming the player is available for £40m – £50m and that he could relocate to England this summer, which has further stoked up the atmosphere.
But, should Liverpool go for him? Well, here are TWO reasons our landlord believes that signing Lacazette will help Klopp’s side to compete for a first ever Premier League title (assuming they don’t get the job done this season, obviously!).
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