The Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern have been hugely impressed by their sides goal-scoring form in the Premier League of late.
For all of Liverpool’s well-documented defensive woes, they are still having a relatively successful season under Jurgen Klopp thanks to their sublime attacking displays. There is no doubting that when Liverpool’s attacking players are in full-flow, they are one of the deadliest sides in Europe. So far this season, Liverpool have generally relied on Roberto Firmino to lead the line in a false-nine position.
Klopp’s preference for Firmino has severely limited Dominic Solanke and Daniel Sturridge’s first-team opportunities which looks set to push the latter out of the Liverpool exit door in January.
According to reports in The Daily Express, Liverpool are in competition with Chelsea to secure the signature of Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in January – a move which would almost certainly leave Daniel Sturridge surplus to requirements at Liverpool.
A move for Dortmund’s talisman should prove to be a wonderful signing for Liverpool and lend Klopp the opportunity to tinker with his tactical system more regularly.
Aubameyang would bring a fresh dynamic to Liverpool’s strike-force because of his natural ability to play on the shoulder of the last defender.
The Gabon international is frighteningly quick when he moves through the gears and his physical quality would certainly enhance Liverpool’s breath-taking speed on the counter-attack.
But perhaps more importantly, Klopp would have the freedom to be more experimental with his line-ups and explore the merits of different combinations and formations throughout the season.
At the moment, Liverpool are heavily reliant on Firmino’s ability to perform in a false-nine role, but the introduction of Aubameyang would allow Klopp to adopt his tactics more freely in order to utilise the ability of a player with a different style to the Brazilian.
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