Many questions were asked after Liverpool slumped to a 2-0 defeat to Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League.
The Reds could have taken control of their group with a victory in Serbia but were downed by two first-half goals. Despite Mohamed Salah hitting the post late on, Liverpool never really threatened to get back into the game, and the hosts deserved their victory. Defeat leaves the Reds in danger of missing out on the knockout stages and need to results against both PSG and Napoli.
Much has been made of Liverpool’s defensive improvement, but their attack has suffered as a result. Chances have been few and far between for Liverpool’s famed trio – a far cry from last season when their attackers simply couldn’t stop scoring. If Jurgen Klopp’s men are to catch Manchester City, they must be more ruthless in front of goal.
One man who could help them catch the Citizens is PSV Eindhoven superstar – Hirving Lozano. Valued at £36m by Transfermarkt, the Mexican burst on to the scene last year after leading PSV to the Eredivisie title and starring at the World Cup with his country. After his sensational season in Holland, Lozano was expected to earn a big money move to Europe’s elite but instead stayed put.
The 23-year-old’s hot streak in front of goal has continued into the new campaign, Lozano has scored eight goals and notched four assists already. With blistering pace and expert dribbling ability, the Mexican is ready-made for the Premier League and would give Klopp another quality option in their attack. His eye for goal and versatility would certainly help Liverpool rediscover their spark in front of goal.
He wouldn’t come cheap, but this is a move Liverpool need to make in January.
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