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Nicolas Pepe would complete Liverpool’s attack

Nicolas Pepe would complete Liverpool’s attack

Liverpool have been nothing short of sensational in the current campaign but this season won’t be remembered unless Jurgen Klopp manages to secure an elusive piece of silverware.

The Reds are set to take on FC Porto in the second leg of their Champions League tie later on tonight, with a two-goal advantage giving them the upper-hand.

However, it appears as if the Reds are eyeing a possible summer swoop at this moment in time, as according to Birmingham Mail (via The Kop Times), Liverpool are set to rival Wolves for the signing of Nicolas Pepe.

Indeed, the winger has been simply sensational over in France at current club LOSC Lille in the current campaign, having produced a whopping 20 goals and 14 assists in all competitions. He’s arguably one of the hottest topics in world football at this moment in time, so signing him in the summer would be brilliant for the Reds.

Jurgen Klopp really would be crazy not to sign the winger as he’s already well on his way to becoming a superstar and he’s still only 23-years-old. Pepe even has more assists than both Sadio Mane (4) and Mohamed Salah (10) in the current campaign, so he could be the extra creative spark that’s been missing this season.

However, the Reds are reportedly (as per Bild, via HITC) ready to pay Julian Brandt’s £21.5 million release clause, which could put a potential deal for Nicolas Pepe in doubt.

FSG may have to pay more money to sign Pepe as he’s valued at £36 million (as per Transfermarkt), but he would definitely be worth the purchase.

Klopp should forget about signing his fellow countryman as he’s produced 13 less goals than Pepe and the same amount of assists, so it’s clear to see that the Ivory Coast international is the better option. And, he’s only one year older than Brandt so it’s not as if the German offers much more in terms of potential.

Liverpool fans, who would you rather see arrive at Anfield this summer? Join the discussion by commenting down below!

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