Liverpool told to make approach for top-class forward

By | September 17, 2020

Liverpool icon John Aldridge feels his former club need to land another striker to provide competition for Timo Werner and Roberto Firmino would have been the ideal candidate.

The Anfield outfit are having yet another quiet transfer market, signing only Kostas Tsiimikas from Olympiacos for the senior side thus far.

The transfer window remains open until 5 October and claims suggest that manager Jurgen Klopp still wants to add two more acquisitions to his squad.

Aldridge believes the German should be targeting a new forward, not to replace Roberto, but to provide some much needed competition and to keep the player on his toes.

‘There’s been a lot said about Liverpool’s stance in the transfer market this summer but I can’t help but feel it might do Bobby some good if he did have someone breathing down his neck for his place so he knows he’s got to score goals,’ the ex-Ireland international told the Liverpool Echo.

‘Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big fan of his and he does some great things for the front three which often goes unnoticed but if you’re a number nine, you have to score goals.

‘That’s the bottom line and he knows that. He’s not been doing that at Anfield for the last year or so and it needs to change.

‘Transfers themselves are also something of a gamble for Liverpool as it’s hard to improve on what we’ve got and also convince players to sign who know they probably won’t be first choice. But I still think we could do with another goalscorer.’

The Reds had been linked with Timo Werner earlier in the summer transfer window, but reportedly couldn’t afford the German’s exit clause of £49m.