Liverpool defender Matip happy to give Klopp headache

Postado Fevereiro 14, 2019

Dominic Solanke has already left on a permanent basis after joining Bournemouth for around £19m in January. "It's clear, should he move, then I ask Timo to join us here at Liverpool", added the Guinean midfielder, whose admiration for the 22-year old forward was echoed by Mane.

And as a result, Owen feels it is nearly impossible to convince any potential targets they will get minutes ahead of the dynamic trio.

He has scored 14 goals in 15 appearances in the German Bundesliga this term and his goals have propelled the club to the top five on the league table.

Whatever happens between now and the end of the season, it looks like the Reds will go into the market for at least one striker this year and Owen says the recruitment staff at Liverpool will need to work extremely hard to find a player of suitable quality who is willing to play second-fiddle to the club's current front three. How can you recruit someone and they say 'Am I going to start?' and you say 'No, Salah's going to start'. That being said, it's not always easy to attract the best talent, but when you've got stars like Sadio Mane and Naby Keita urging you to come to Anfield - like they have with highly coveted RB Leipzig attacker Timo Werner - you give it some serious thought. To go and get someone in the guts of their career [aged] 24 or 25 who is top of the tree, it's so hard and that's the only type of player who can improve teams if they're world class.

Liverpool's players are now on a warm-weather training break in Spain, given their gap between fixtures over the next week. At Liverpool, I see it the other way around.

"I think our job is to win games, the club has said there is a process but he has given us the tools and all we can do is to go out there and play".

After the FA Cup fifth round this weekend, the Reds return to action in the Champions League next Tuesday.