Kewell says he ‘would have loved’ to see Liverpool sign star attacker

Date published: Thursday 24th October 2019 10:45

Harry Kewell

Former Liverpool midfielder Harry Kewell has said that he “would have loved” to see Liverpool sign “fantastic” Barcelona forward Antoine Griezmann.

The Reds were linked with the likes of Timo Werner in the summer but eventually decided to hand fresh terms to Divock Origi, who was repaid for crucial goals in both the Premier League and Champions League last term.

Jurgen Klopp only has Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri as first-team replacements for the front three of Sadio Mane, Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino and, according to Kewell, Liverpool must bolster in that area.

Speaking to Sky Sports’ The Debate podcast, the Australian said Griezmann would fit right in at Anfield.

“I think [Liverpool] need another striker,” the 41-year-old said. “I know it sounds crazy because the front three are amazing but I think they need another to test the current front three.

 

 

“I have nothing against Origi, I think he’s a fantastic player and he does his part. He has scored some important goals and he’s been a fantastic squad player because the front three are a solid front three.

“I would love to see someone challenge that front three to really keep them on their game.  Mane is on fire, at the moment, Salah has been, but he isn’t at the moment.

“Firmino, even though I think he does a lot of the dog work for Mane and Salah, he still doesn’t score [enough]. Are there players out there? Of course there is.

“I would have loved to have seen Griezmann there. I think he would have been fantastic. I think he’s that type of player. But would you have been able to prise him away without guaranteeing him a place?”

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