Having scored 89 goals in the Premier League last season, one would presume the last thing Liverpool need to strengthen is their attack.
However, bitter draws which eventually cost them the title would suggest otherwise. Indeed, most of the days the Reds’ attacking trio had a quiet day, the team would drop points. It’s not exactly rocket science.
As a result, Jurgen Klopp is undertaking the ruthless approach which has seemingly worked wonders for Manchester City. That’s because he’s looking for proper attacking support for his fantastic trio as according to reports from the Sun has his eyes set on Bournemouth’s Ryan Fraser.
The Scottish winger had a terrific season for Eddie Howe’s side, being lauded widely as one the best players outside the top six clubs. Obviously, he ran defences ragged with his tenacity in the final third, while his special link-up with Callum Wilson and excellent creativity brought success to the Cherries.
Just imagine that alongside a better quality of player. Perhaps he could even be considered a more dynamic Xherdan Shaqiri, someone to create something out of nothing in the manner in which Nabil Fekir was supposed to before his collapsed Anfield switch in 2018.
Clearly keen on a creative presence (they wouldn’t have tried to get Fekir otherwise) the former Aberdeen ace can basically be a cheaper option.
After all, the 25-year-old recorded 7 goals and 14 assists, just one less than Premier League’s “Best Playmaker” Eden Hazard. Fraser’s goals contributions were also just slightly far-off from Mo Salah and Sadio Mane’s, as he tore apart multiple teams much like the Reds’ terrorizing duo. Frankly, Fraser’s just the hard-working, clever player Klopp needs to widen his attacking scope, working in tandem with fellow Scotsman Andy Robertson on the left-hand side.
While he surely wouldn’t come for cheap, taking a gamble on him could prove sweet. Fraser can be rotated with Sadio Mane or play centrally for Liverpool, adding more power and energy to their attack. He’ll take to Klopp’s “heavy-metal style” perfectly and can act as the German’s ace in the hole to pack a stronger punch going forward.
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