Pepe could bring quality competition to Liverpool’s wide areas
When you’ve got Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane firing on all cylinders from out wide, you would think that would be the one area where Liverpool don’t particularly need strengthening. But despite this, it appears Jurgen Klopp is still in the market for another winger, and with the side on the verge of another Champions League trophy, they really could have the pick of a bunch. And if recent reports are to be believed, then that man could be Lille’s in-demand forward Nicolas Pepe.
According to journalist Duncan Castles on the Transfer Window podcast (via Anfield HQ) the Reds have ‘made contact’ with their French counterparts about potentially signing the Ivory Coast international. Whilst rivals Manchester United and PSG also appear to be in the running, it is Liverpool who have been in touch with Pepe’s agent to discuss a deal.
Upon hearing the news, Reds fans took to Twitter to share their excitement about their potential signing, with some insisting that the 24-year-old would represent a significantly better option than Lyon’s Memphis Depay, another linked, as per the Mirror some time ago.
Whilst many seemed to acknowledge that Pepe would struggle to get into the side’s starting eleven, they felt he could be a major asset coming off the bench.
Check out some of the reaction of Liverpool fans to the transfer news below:
— Chowkidar Sagar (@nithesh_sagar) 30 May 2019
— Ste (@hawki100) 30 May 2019
Far much better than depay
— Mykkariz (@mikekariz) May 30, 2019
He will look great on our Bench
— . (@Tom_watson8) May 30, 2019
— Dani Ngon (@dani_ngon) 30 May 2019
June 2nd ‘Lovely cushioned header to Michael Edwardsssssss!!!!’
— Mo Salah you little dancer (@WEAREL1VERPOOL) 30 May 2019
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