The Reds propping up the bar in the Transfer Tavern are beginning to really enjoy life under Jurgen Klopp this season…
One of the most dominant themes of Liverpool’s season so far has concerned the club’s defensive frailties and the topic has become a constant source of discussion amongst fans and pundits alike. However, in recent weeks that theme has been replaced by a stronger focus on the positive aspects of Liverpool’s attacking performances that have deservedly drawn praise and admiration from the footballing world.
The former Hoffenheim striker Roberto Firmino has spearheaded the attack from the outset in the majority of Liverpool’s Premier League fixtures so far, with Sturridge and Solanke struggling to force their way into Klopp’s first-team plans.
But this could be all set to change in January if reports emerging in The Daily Express that claim Liverpool are hoping to bring Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Anfield next month prove to be true.
Before FSG and Klopp decide to make a formal bid for the Gabon international, they should research the careers of Shinji Kagawa and Henrikh Mkhitaryan who have both moved from Dortmund to Manchester United in the past.
Both of the aforementioned players enjoyed incredibly successful spells at Dortmund prior to their switch to the Premier League, but have struggled to replicate the form in the English top-flight that made them so successful in the Bundesliga.
Naturally, it must be considered that the success of individual players often rests upon the tactical system they play within, and how well suited their attributes are to the demands of the league they are playing in.
The careers of Mkhitaryan and Kagawa suggest that success in the Bundesliga isn’t always replicated in the Premier League, and the Liverpool hierarchy should be taking that into consideration before deciding to splash the cash on Aubameyang in January.
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