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4 strikers Liverpool could target as backup for Roberto Firmino

Uday Jaria
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22.84K   //    14 May 2018, 18:25 IST

Liverpool v Swansea City - Premier League
Liverpool needs to sign a backup striker for Roberto Firmino.

He may not get the same amount of limelight like Mohamed Salah but the Brazillian, Roberto Firmino is the pivotal figure of Jurgen Klopp's system at Liverpool and most of their game-play revolves around him. His work-rate and intelligent link-up play get the best out of his teammates which makes him the most important player at the club.

However, he looked tired in the last few games and it seems like he needs a long rest before starting to deliver at the same level. The Reds need someone else to step up for the occasion, but unfortunately for Jurgen Klopp, his team lacks strength on the bench and no other attacker in the team is capable of filling the shoes of the Brazilian in his absence.

Danny Ings, Dominic Solanke, Daniel Sturridge, and Divock Origi, all lack quality and fitness to make an impact on the team and the Reds needs a new backup option for the Brazillian.

Right on this note, here's a look at four strikers the Reds could target in the summer as a backup option for Roberto Firmino.


#4 Salomon Rondon

Norwich City v West Bromwich Albion - Premier League
Salomon Rondon will bring an aerial threat into Liverpool's attack.

Probably a strange option, but Salomon Rondon will provide Liverpool with everything they lacked in their attack this season.

Strong and comfortable in holding up the ball, Rondon will add something different from what the Reds have in their front line and get the best out of Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah with his intelligent lay-offs.

The Venezuelan international joined West Brom Albion in 2015 and is leading the line for the club since then. He played 107 games for the club scoring 24 goals. This season, West Brom struggled with their attacking play and managed to score only 31 goals in the Premier League, of which seven goals were scored by Salomon Rondon himself.

Rondon can leave West Brom for just £16.5m due to the relegation release clause in his contract and the Reds can make a move for him if they want a cheap and Premier League's proven striker to back-up Roberto Firmino.


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