Liverpool surely need to add to their defence this summer if they really want to mount a serious title challenge in the next campaign.
But manager Jurgen Klopp has a famously attacking football philosophy and recent reports suggest that he is interested in yet another exciting young forward.
British media outlet, The Mail Online, reported this week (via Liverpool’s official website):
Liverpool, Southampton and Bournemouth are continuing to monitor highly-rated Nigerian forward Henry Onyekuru.
The 19-year-old has only played 46 senior games in his fledgling career for the Belgian side Eupen. But he’s hit a remarkable 18 goals and well and truly hit the ground running.
He’s a powerful player with the fearlessness of youth and the direct style which should suit the Premier League.
Born in Onitsha Nigeria the forward shouldn’t expect too long to get an international call up on this form.
He likes to play on the left wing and drift inside but he has played in other positions cross the front line and he may well find himself through the middle on a more regular basis as his career progresses – with this sort of strike rate he will surely have to play at number 9 to optimise his abilities.
TFF has a sneaky feeling that Liverpool could make a move for Celtic striker Moussa Dembele this summer. But Onyekuru looks like a pacy and clever player in a similar mould and perhaps he would be a more feasible signing than his more high profile peer.
In summary Onyekuru looks like a player of great promise and could easily make his way to the top of the game. But it’s a huge step up from Belgium to the Premier League and we might expect him to be of a similar standard to Divock Origi in England – in other words, he would take time to settle and couldn’t be relied upon for the first XI week in week out.
Liverpool fans: is he good enough for the top level?