Jurgen Klopp has a selection of attacking options at his disposal with the likes of Divock Origi, Daniel Sturridge and Dominic Solanke providing back-up to Roberto Firmino, but a recent report suggests that he is lining up a more physical alternative to the Brazilian.
All three of the aforementioned players are technically gifted and renowned for their natural instincts in front of goal, but the Reds are lacking the presence of a physically commanding player to offer a different threat in the final-third.
And that particular hole in Liverpool’s squad is one which Klopp is looking to fill according to a recent report from Sport-English.
The report claims that Liverpool are tracking the progress of Mallorca B’s Victor de Baunbag, and they have already made contact with the player’s representatives to inform them of their interest.
At just 18-years-old Baunbag clearly has plenty of developing to do before he can challenge Firmino for a starting berth in the Liverpool team, but interest emerging from Merseyside is perhaps an indicator of Klopp’s desire to try something new upfront.
Standing at 6’3″, the Madrid-born powerhouse is a player with a commanding aerial presence who could provide a new dynamic in attack.
Firmino is a pivotal component of Liverpool’s fluid counter-attacking style of play and his importance cannot be expressed highly enough, but without a recognisable plan b the Reds are in danger of becoming overly predictable.
There are already signs that the recipe for success which was so relentlessly successful last season is beginning to lose its vigour, and that realisation may well be tempting Klopp to scout the market for players who can provide a genuine alternative in attack.
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