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Aldridge: Liverpool need to sign a striker

One of the Reds' great striking legends John Aldridge has stated that he reckons a forward should be a priority for Jurgen Klopp this summer.

The club will wave goodbye to Daniel Sturridge, who's contracted ends this summer, and will instead turn their attentions to Rhian Brewster as his replacement. Along with Divock Origi.

But Aldo believes a new forward player is a must, as Liverpool are to challenge on half a dozen fronts next season.

He said: "Jurgen Klopp should look to strengthen a couple of key positions in his Liverpool squad this summer and the first should be in the forward line.

"It seems crazy to suggest a side that has just won the Champions League and collected 97 points in the Premier League title race last season need to spend big to bolster their attacking options, but I have felt for some time that a top class centre-forward would give this Liverpool team an extra dimension.

"So I wonder whether Lucas Moura could be prised away from Tottenham, as he had to be a little bemused to be left out of their Champions League final starting line-up after he scored a fantastic hat-trick in the semi-final against Ajax. Moura is a tricky forward who could slot into the team if any of the front three were out and the same could be said of his team-mate Son Heung-min, although I would be surprised if Spurs allowed the South Korean to leave after his outstanding season.

"It may be that Klopp and his excellent team of scouts have an ace up their sleeves as they look for an extra striker, with their signings over the last couple of years confirming they tend to get things right when they bring players to Anfield, so I’m confident they will get this one right. Maybe they should look into the possibility of recruiting Wilfried Zaha from Crystal Palace, who is rumoured to have made it clear he wants to move on to play Champions League football.

"Zaha has given Liverpool some real problems in the last couple of years and Klopp’s ability to turn talents of his type into consistent performers has to make him the kind of player who could thrive at Anfield."

We can't see Liverpool convincing Pochettino to let Lucas Moura move to their rivals, whilst Zaha is probably too lazy to really interest a hard-working Liverpool side, made in the image of manager Jurgen Klopp.

As to who Liverpool are interested in, or whether they will even look to sign a forward this summer, remains to be seen.


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