Klopp urged to fix Liverpool ‘problem’ by ordering stunning double raid

Date published: Thursday 9th July 2020 4:47

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Stan Collymore says Liverpool should be targeting moves for Wolves’ attacking duo Raul Jimenez and Adama Traore when the transfer window re-opens.

The Reds have long enjoyed the fantastic form of their front three Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane.

Indeed, Salah’s brace against Brighton on Wednesday took the combined goal tally from the trio to 250.

However, Liverpool lack similar potency behind those three, with Divock Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri their only options.

What’s more, Origi earned a new contract last summer following his Champions League heroics. That decision, according to Michael Owen, contributed to Liverpool avoiding a move for Timo Werner.

Nevertheless, Collymore says Liverpool should revisit their decision to skip past an attacking signing by landing Jimenez and Traore.

“Liverpool should have two Wolves players on their shopping lists this summer – Raul Jimenez and Adama Traore,” he wrote in the Daily Mirror.

“Traore is the obvious one but Jimenez has settled into the Premier League like a duck to water.

“He’s great in the box, attacks crosses exceptionally well, links play and is an all-round eight out of ten in the art of striking. He could provide real competition for Bobby Firmino at Anfield.”

Jimenez and Traore have, together, provided 48 goals and assisted 33 others for Wolves.

Traore, particularly, has caught the eye this season with his development under Nuno Espirito Santo. The Spaniard proved crucial in ending Manchester City’s run as champions, scoring three times against Pep Guardiola’s side.

However, the pair failed to spark Wolves into life on Wednesday, as they lost 1-0 to Sheffield United.


As well as his two goals against the Seagulls, Salah also provided the assist for Jordan Henderson’s goal.

That took the Egytpian to 100 Premier League goal contributions in 104 appearances, achieving the feat faster than any other Liverpool player.

Those contributions include 23 assists, a part of Salah’s game he feels he deserves more recognition for.

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