Liverpool continued to solidify their title credentials on Monday evening as they recorded a 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park, with Sadio Mane scoring a late 2nd to make sure of the three points.
Mane’s impact served as a reminder that Liverpool are far from the Mo Salah team, despite the electric Egyptian’s obvious fundamental importance to their success. The Senegalese attacker has started the season in flying form with 3 goals from his first 2 games, but with little by way of backup for Mane there is certainly a concern that injuries could ultimately derail Liverpool’s season.
The arrival of Xherdan Shaqiri has added an extra dimension to Liverpool’s attack, but they are still missing the presence of a versatile player who would complete the attack.
Indeed, a major injury to either Salah or Mane would leave Jurgen Klopp in a major spot of bother, so he should seek to resolve that issue by signing Ante Rebic in one of the next two transfer windows.
Very little was known about Rebic prior to the World Cup in Russia this summer, but his performances for Croatia certainly aroused plenty of interest in the Premier League. Although he is typically a left-winger by trade, Rebic was consistently menacing down the right-wing with his direct style of dribbling and tenacious attitude.
His record in the Bundesliga last season is far from the prolific return which Liverpool supporters would expect from a potential incoming signing, but it must be considered that he was playing for a mid-table side and, surrounded by exceptionally talented players such as Salah and Roberto Firmino, his return would look very different.
Rebic joined Eintracht Frankfurt from Fiorentina for a measly fee of just £1.8 million earlier this summer – a fact which could ultimately work in Liverpool’s favour in the transfer market. The prospect of making such a healthy profit on Rebic will naturally appeal to the Bundesliga club whose record sale stands at just £8.55 million.
That record would surely be smashed if Liverpool came calling for Rebic’s services, but the price would certainly be worth paying for the Reds. Rebic’s versatility and finely balanced combination of power and guile would add the final piece of the jigsaw to Liverpool’s attack, so Klopp should keep a close eye on his development this season before launching a bid.
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