Klopp urged to raid Wolves again for two stars ‘perfect’ for Liverpool

Date published: Tuesday 16th February 2021 8:24 - Rob McCarthy

Liverpool have been encouraged to make two signings perfect for Jurgen Klopp’s style of play by former Reds striker Emile Heskey.

The reigning Premier League champions bolstered their defensive ranks by bringing in Ben Davies and Ozan Kabak on deadline day.

However, their attack has often misfired this season, with back-ups Divock Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri struggling to make a mark when standing in for Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane.

Diogo Jota was brought in for big money last summer. However, after an impressive start to life at Anfield, the winger has since been on the sidelines through injury.

To that end, Heskey believes his old club should raid Wolves again for flying wingers Adama Traore and Pedro Neto.

Salah, Firmino and Mane will all turn 30 by the end of next season, and Heskey believes a fresh injection of talent is needed.

And Heskey told Rousing the Kop who Klopp should sign: “Both of them. Traore and Neto.

“Both give you different options and both are exciting players. Very, very direct which suits the way that Liverpool play.”

Talking about the lack of depth in Klopp’s squad, Heskey added: “They’ve never really had that before. Usually, the front-three have killed off a game, and you bring the others [Shaqiri and Origi] on to see the game out.

“Now, we are relying on those two to get yourself [Liverpool] back into a game or to finish off a game and it’s not quite there.

“The depth isn’t quite at the level of Manchester City.”

However, turning to Wolves again for fresh recruitment may not be quite as easy as Heskey makes it sound.

Having already sold Jota to the Reds, the likelihood of them sending two more top stars Liverpool’s way does appear highly unlikely.


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