Liverpool have made Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez a prime summer target according to the Sun, and adding him to the squad would give them a bigger chance of collecting trophies.
After nearly four seasons at the club, Jurgen Klopp is still yet to win a trophy and so far this season they’ve already failed to win the FA Cup and League Cup. They knocked themselves out of those competitions by fielding weakened sides so they can concentrate on the Premier League, but ideally, a club as big as Liverpool should be competing on all fronts.
They simply haven’t had the squad size to do this in recent years, and despite their front three of Roberto Firminho, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah being one of the deadliest in Europe, they need depth up there for when they get tired or lose form.
With that in mind, Maxi Gomez could fill this spot perfectly.
The Uruguayan has scored nine goals and made five assists in 22 appearances for Celta Vigo this season despite the club being 17thin La Liga, four places from bottom. According to the report, he’s been given the seal of approval by ex-Liverpool ace and fellow countryman Luis Suarez, so the Anfield faithful will be interested to see what he can offer.
He’s just 22-years-old and isn’t as experienced as Liverpool’s first choice frontman Firmino, so he wouldn’t demand to play every minute of every big game from the off and instead would work his way into the first team by playing a lead role in cup games.
This immediately increases the quality Liverpool have in these less important games where they’d usually play the rather average Divock Origi.
The addition of the forward would add much-needed depth to the Liverpool squad to compete for trophies domestically, while also providing fresh competition for Firminho who he could replace as he hits his prime.
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