Liverpool must ditch a move for this French World Cup winner and sign this 23-goal Ivorian instead – Here’s why

Liverpool opinion: Who should Liverpool sign between Nicolas Pepe and Ousmane Dembele

Liverpool have enjoyed two very good seasons as far as performances are considered and were finally rewarded for it after winning the Champions League at the end of last season. 

They even had a fantastic run in the Premier League after many seasons, recording an unbelievable 97 points, which is the third highest in top-flight history but that wasn’t enough to go above an exceptional Manchester City side. 

The game at Etihad ended up being a title-decider and Liverpool will want to make certain that they have no weaknesses like the time they lost the Champions League final against Real Madrid.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp

They quickly signed reinforcements in Alisson Becker, Naby Keita, Fabinho and Xherdan Shaqiri.  They’ll have to do the same this season and they could possibly use a forward with the same qualities as their famed front-three.

Roberto Firmino, Mohammed Salah and Sadio Mane have formed the best forward line-up in Europe in the last 2 years and will desperately be needing a break every now and then. It’s a miracle that they’ve hardly had any serious injuries, which is why they’ve sustained this form for so long.

Here are two players who have been linked with Liverpool, who might be perfect additions to the forward line. 

Nicolas Pepe

The Ivorian International has had two stellar seasons in Ligue 1 with Lille and has been linked with a move to Anfield. He was the second best forward in France last year, only behind Kylian Mbappe. The 24-year-old scored 23 goals and provided 12 assists, which sums up just how good a season he had from the right-wing. 

Pepe is a bit like Salah, who likes to cut inside from that right flank and can even play as a forward. This would be a move that suggests that Liverpool mean business and could even be seen as favorites for the title. 

Ousmane Dembele

The French World Cup winner was seen as part of a generation of players who could go on to become the very best along with his compatriot Kylian Mbappe but his form, since moving to Barcelona, has been very inconsistent.

Still young at 22, there is a still a lot of time for the Frenchman’s development which is why he has been linked with the Reds but he cannot waste more time.

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Verdict

Based on what they both offer and taking everything into account, Pepe would probably be the better move because he’s at a stage in his career where he wants to move a level upwards. 

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Written by Suwaid Fazal

Football enthusiast. Always bust talking tactics and fantasy football.
Law graduate.

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