Liverpool supporters have been drowning their sorrows in the Transfer Tavern in the last few days after seeing their team lose the Champions League final 3-1 to defending champions Real Madrid on Saturday.
Jurgen Klopp’s men went into the showpiece in Kiev at the weekend full of confidence after a fine run in Europe’s elite competition, which included impressive knockout victories over Porto, Manchester City, and indeed Roma. However, the Reds were second-best in the Ukrainian capital on Saturday night as a Gareth Bale brace, the first one of the greatest goals ever seen in a Champions League final, alongside Karim Benzema’s opener sealed the win for Zinedine Zidane’s side, and thus a third successive European crown.
As such, there have been many despondent and deflated Reds supporters in the Tavern in recent times, several of whom are now turning their attentions towards the summer transfer window following news that they have secured a deal for midfielder Fabinho.
And with that deal done, the Merseyside giants now must make their Premier League title intentions clear by securing a deal for £58.5 million-rated ace Thomas Lemar (as per Transfermarkt).
The Reds have been heavily and repeatedly linked with a move for the Monaco forward in the last 12 months following his incredible season for the French side last time round, in which he netted 14 goals and laid on 17 assists to help Leonardo Jardim’s men to the Ligue 1 title, and indeed the last four of the Champions League.
And while things haven’t been as good for the France international, or indeed Monaco, this term, the 22-year-old remains one of the most exciting talents in European football, and it’s not as if he’s had a bad season given he has still managed three goals and ten assists for the club.
But at the tender age of 22, and in a Liverpool side who just love to attack, Lemar is only likely to continue improving and continue adding goals and assists to his name, which is precisely why Klopp’s side have to spend big on bringing him to Anfield.
Other than the brilliant front three of Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane, and Mohamed Salah, Liverpool are lacking sufficient depth in the forward ranks, with neither Danny Ings nor Dominic Solanke good enough for a side chasing major honours. And to win those big titles, strength in depth and genuine competition throughout the squad is needed.
And Lemar is certainly someone who’d significantly bolster Klopp’s attacking ranks, and having already secured a deal for his teammate Fabinho, the Reds must now turn their attentions to luring him to Merseyside this summer if they are serious about sustaining a Premier League title challenge next season.
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