Heading into the summer transfer window, Liverpool are being linked with a variety of big names.
But in truth, none of those names are particularly ‘Liverpool’ signings – Thiago Alcantara aside, who was a big name arrival, albeit one with 12 months left on his Bayern Munich deal, they tend to go more left-field.
But who might fit the bill and be available at a sensible price-tag this summer, regardless of Champions League football possibly being absent at Anfield in 2021/22?
But these are the two players who were picked out on the Analysing Anfield podcast, with both closer to traditional number nines than Liverpool currently play with.
David Hughes – Alexander Isak
“I haven’t scouted him but Alexander Isak is doing some nice stuff at Real Sociedad.
“He was at Borussia Dortmund originally and he has been scoring a lot of goals and has some good underlying numbers.
“For Sociedad, he is playing in a 4-3-3. His profile is different to Roberto Firmino but he seems to be doing some good stuff and he is only 21 as well.
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“He could be an option as someone a little bit different.”
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Isak is currently valued at £53m by scouting and analytics site Five Yards and has 12 goals and two assists in 23 LaLiga appearances so far this season.
He was signed by Sociedad from Dortmund in 2019 having failed to score in five senior appearances in Germany and has gone on to net 21 times in 58 goals so far while playing for the Basque side under Imanol Alguacil.
Josh Williams – Andre Silva
“I prefer Liverpool to buy forwards rather than strikers, because strikers are a little more fixed in place.
“But one striker who has caught my attention this season is Andre Silva, at Eintracht Frankfurt.
“He is still only 25, he was at AC Milan but it didn’t quite work out and he moved to Germany.