There’s a saying that the taste of ambition is addictive.
Jurgen Klopp clearly has that very obsession to do better after Liverpool’s rise in recent years, resulting in the best Reds team we’ve seen in years. Right now, it’s hard to argue that there’s always a need for improvement under the German’s regime but even after their historic campaign, the former Borussia Dortmund coach is already looking at ways to make them stronger.
Among the multiple acquisitions he may want to make, Klopp is apparently eager to add more firepower up front. Indeed, Divock Origi, despite his heroics, isn’t quite there yet and Daniel Sturridge’s contract is soon up so, to create an even more menacing attacking line, Klopp’s thought to be looking at top striking options.
According to reports (via Euro United late last week), he’s moved his attention towards Olympique Lyonnais’ Moussa Dembele. The 22-year-old Frenchman’s having a stunning campaign in Ligue 1, having scored 14 goals this campaign, proving he can do it outside of the Scottish league after such success with Celtic. Moreover, the former Fulham man’s style mirrors the philosophy Klopp’s pushing at Merseyside.
Perhaps minus the defensive contribution, the kind of thing players seem to naturally buy into when moving to Anfield these days, Dembele’s probably the next generation of prolific strikers. He’s quick, incisive with his movement in the final third and knows how to be a menace to defenders. Indeed, his impressive link-up play, distribution ability can also work towards tuning up Klopp’s heavy-metal football.
As an alternative to Roberto Firmino, the Frenchman seems perfect.
The 22-year-old’s a cunning goal-scorer and among the peak of French talents coming through the system. If Klopp truly wants someone to pick up Firmino’s mantle and take the goal-scoring pressure off Mo Salah or Sadio Mane, Dembele’s the man to lean on. He can become an Anfield hero with his goal-scoring quality and take Liverpool to new heights in the near future.
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