According to a report from Sport1, Liverpool are one of a few Premier League sides interested in landing Tottenham attacker Son Heung-min this summer. The Reds will be on the lookout for reinforcements during the close season in a bid to bridge the gap to champions Manchester City, and while the addition of Naby Keita will go some way to boosting their midfield ranks, the arrival of Son would be a bigger summer signing for the Merseyside giants.
Ultimately, the front three of Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane, and Mohamed Salah at Liverpool are arguably the best attacking unit in Europe having scored a staggering 91 goals between them last season, and indeed laying on a sensational 42 assists between them as well.
However, outside of the terrifying trio, the attacking ranks at Anfield simply aren’t up to that lofty standard, with Danny Ings and Dominic Solanke the only really offensive options Jurgen Klopp has on his bench.
And while Ings showed genuine goal-scoring ability at Burnley to earn a move to Liverpool, injuries have put pay to his progression, while it took former Chelsea youngster Solanke until the final Premier League game of last season to open his account for the Reds – thus, they simply aren’t good enough.
And with Klopp seemingly not a fan of striker Daniel Sturridge, who spent the second half of last season on loan at West Brom, the Reds chief will surely be looking to enhance his forward options to give the likes of Firmino, Mane, and Salah the competition needed to make them even better – Son’s arrival would do just that.
The South Korea international enjoyed a wonderful season at Tottenham last term in netting 18 goals and laying on 11 assists for Mauricio Pochettino’s men, finishing above Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen in the goal-scoring charts, and only behind the excellent Harry Kane.
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In fact, the 25-year-old is arguably one of the most underrated players in the top-flight given how much of the focus at Spurs is on messrs Kane, Alli, and Eriksen, yet Son also produces the goods on a regular basis for the North Londoners to underline his ability as one of the division’s most influential attackers.
And adding him to the Reds ranks will give Klopp another viable option in the attacking department, with Son able to lead the line if needed, as well as play out wide as both a natural winger or indeed in a front three – he’d give Klopp plenty to think about.
Yes, Keita’s addition is one that has excited several of our resident Liverpudlians given his fine efforts for RB Leipzig in recent years, but the Reds are reasonably well-stocked in the midfield department with the likes of Jordan Henderson, Adam Lallana, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, to name but a few – that’s not to say that Keita won’t seriously bolster those ranks.
Yet outside of the front three, there options simply aren’t there for Klopp if and when injury, suspension, or a lack of form strikes the lethal trio, and with the Reds again looking at a title challenge as well as success on the European stage, he needs quality options in every area of the squad.
As such, while Keita is an excellent signing, the addition of £45 million-rated Son (as per Transfermarkt) would be a bigger summer signing for the Merseyside giants.
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