Date: 12th January 2018 at 8:25pm
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Liverpool have been handed a transfer war chest in recent days, with Philippe Coutinho’s departure from the club boosting the coffers at Anfield to a level beyond all belief.

Liverpool fans here in The Transfer Tavern were obviously disappointed to see the popular Brazilian leave, but now the dust has settled, the more realistic of the bunch have come to realise that the sale of the player is set to benefit the club in the long-term.

With Jurgen Klopp at the helm, fans told our landlord that they felt the money would be invested wisely, a far-cry from the efforts of former boss Brendan Rodgers when Luis Suarez was also sold to Barcelona. Over a pint or two, our landlord talked transfers with fans, with many keen to see a new striker brought into the club over the course of the current transfer window.

Names were mentioned from across Europe, but our landlord cannot talk highly enough of impressive Lyon forward, Mariano. The Dominican Republic international has proven a revelation with the French side, banging in an impressive thirteen goals so far this term since joining the club from Real Madrid in the summer, surely alerting some of Europe’s top clubs to his ability. The

24-year-old is a real danger in the box, and having excelled in the French top flight, success in the Premier League could certainly be within reach. With Liverpool likely to offload Danny Ings and Daniel Sturridge in the near future, a new forward could prove essential, and there is no reason why Mariano couldn’t score goals for fun in England as he has in France. Rated at £7.20m by Transfermarkthe could be a very astute addition.

Could the forward become the first Dominican to ply his trade in England? Continue at this current rate of form, and offers will begin to flood in for the danger man.

Liverpool fans, let us know your thoughts!

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