It was a truly amazing night for the Liverpool fans here in the Transfer Tavern as their side ended Manchester City’s unbeaten run in the Premier League on what was a famous night at Anfield. Indeed, coming after the sale of Philippe Coutinho, life is really rather good for our resident Reds right now.
With that in mind, reports from the Times to have emerged over the course of the weekend didn’t prove as damaging as they may have done in the past. They claim those on Merseyside have gone cold on the idea of signing France star Thomas Lemar this month as a replacement for the aforementioned Coutinho after Monaco reportedly hiked up their price.
The French side are thought to want £90m for the forward and, while Klopp is believed to rate Lemar highly, he reportedly isn’t keen on splashing his money for the sake of it, with the German coaching said to be leading the club’s decision to cool any interest in the 22-year-old.
Having got it right an awful lot of late, our local Liverpudlians are backing Klopp to the hilt, despite their dreams of seeing Lemar move to Anfield dying somewhat.
Lemar would be a wonderful addition to the club’s attacking force, though opting not to spend the Coutinho money for the sake of it is a good idea on Klopp’s behalf. We saw what happened with the Luis Suarez cash and, while Lemar is a good player, some caution is needed on Merseyside.