Liverpool: Klopp turns to Barcelona to bulk up frightening attack

Liverpool means business in this January transfer window…

One time that is having an excellent time of things lately is Liverpool. They remain unbeaten in the Premier League this season, sitting 16 points clear of Leicester and having a game in hand on the Foxes anyway. They’re predicted to win the Premier League by a landslide and, in all honesty, they deserve the huge gap they have on the rest of the league.

Jurgen Klopp has completely revolutionised the Reds but he is not done there. Having already signed Takumi Minamino, who made his debut against Everton last week in the FA Cup, Klopp has his eyes on more signings. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the German manager is wanting to add to his attack.

Liverpool’s attack is the most fierce in European football. The trio of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah go hand-in-hand and they often dominate the opposition with their speed, creativity and tenacity. If one of them is having a bad game, the other two are there to pick him up.

However, perhaps the only flaw in the Liverpool setup is that they lack depth in the attack. Xherdan Shaqiri is a frequent of the injury table, as are Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Adam Lallana, who can also act as a backup in the front three. That said, it only leaves Divock Origi as a replacement should one of the front three become injured.

However, Jurgen Klopp is looking to add more depth to his attack, which will come as a relief to the fans. According to ElDesmarque, a Spanish news outlet, Liverpool are looking to sign Ousmane Dembele from Barcelona, with Klopp a keen advocate of the transfer.

Ousmane Dembele has been an infrequent member of the Barcelona XI which has hindered his progress as a player slightly. It’s not a testament to his ability, more the distrust from his current manager Ernesto Valverde.

Dembele fits the Liverpool bill, that’s for sure. He is fast, forward-thinking, likes to press the opposition and provides great service to his forward counterparts. He is a winger that likes to cut inside but he can also act as the main provider in a front three.

The signing of Dembele would benefit Roberto Firmino, who is known for his unselfish nature. Taking the creative onus away from the Brazilian at times would add to his goal tally and make Liverpool an even more frightening force.

Next: What will Takumi Minamino bring to Liverpool?

Do you think Liverpool should sign Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele?