Liverpool are having an excellent season on the whole and are in full flight in terms of the Champions League, with a tie with Manchester City awaiting them as they bid for a sixth European Cup.
The Reds, managed by enigmatic manager Jurgen Klopp, have become one of the premier attacking threats on the continent, with the form of Mo Salah demonstrating why he is quickly becoming one of the best attacking talents in world football.
Here at the Tavern though, our landlord thinks the Reds need a few more top class players to really challenge consistently, and he believes signing a proper number nine could be just the ticket for Klopp in the summer.
One player who stands out as a potential target is Croatian striker Mario Mandzukic, who has been at the top of his game for numerous years now, and he remains a constant goal threat at the top level.
Experienced at the top level, and capable of getting the goals in big games, Mandzukic would offer Liverpool an option which they currently don’t have in that he can hold the ball up, batter defenders, and offer Roberto Firmino the chance to play in a deeper number ten role if needed
Mandzukic might not be the most glamorous of youngest signing, but he would certainly bring something new to Liverpool. The Reds need different options if they are to keep challenging for honours, and the big Croatian gives them just that.
Reds fans, what do you think? Good signing? Let us know in the comments!