The Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern are desperate for Jurgen Klopp to sign a new forward in January. The Reds have been sensational over the last few weeks, and carried by the likes of Mo Salah, they’ve been scoring frequently.
However, whilst their striking line has been sensational, it’s clear that Liverpool’s first choice forward, Roberto Firmino, is the weak point in the attack. He hasn’t been able to keep up with the likes of Sergio Aguero, Harry Kane and Alvaro Morata with his goalscoring, and so it’s a mouthwatering thought to think just how good Liverpool would be if they had a striker of that quality. In January, then, it makes sense for Klopp to invest in a new top class forward, and our landlord thinks that Mauro Icardi would be the perfect signing.
Currently representing Inter Milan, Icardi has proven himself as one of Europe’s best forwards this season. He’s amongst the most lethal strikers in the continent this season in terms of goals scored, having already bagged 16 from just 15 league appearances. Clearly, then, he’s a fantastic striker of the ball, but his qualities go far beyond that.
He’s also a fantastic passer and is great with the ball at his feet, which would align well with Klopp’s philosophy. Firmino is required to get involved in play far more than other forwards, and that has an impact on his goalscoring record, and so Icardi would be more than comfortable with this.
The scary thing about the Argentine is that he is just 24-years-old, meaning that his best years are still ahead of him. He’s really come of age over the last few years, and when surrounded by players of quality like he would at Liverpool, his class and end product is likely to only get better.
If Liverpool are going to compete at the highest level, they need to bring in some genuinely world-class players. Icardi, who is rated at £45 million by Transfer Markt, would be a great fit – even if he would be an expensive option.