Liverpool are hoping to bolster their attacking prowess for the coming season by adding West Ham United striker Jarrod Bowen to their squad.
As they prepare for the 2021/22 Premier League season, the Merseyside club are investing heavily in their transfer business.
Last season, Liverpool relied heavily on goals from Mohamed Salah, but Jurgen Klopp’s reinforcements lacked an attacking contribution.
This is what prompted the Liverpool manager to opt for Bowen with The Athletic reporting that he is a big admirer of the West Ham ace.
It won’t be an easy signing for the club, as the forward is under contract with the Hammers until 2025 and if a deal is made he would first rely on Klopp and sporting director Michael Edwards to collect money. fund by selling Divock. Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri.
We understand why the Liverpool manager cares so much about the Englishman given the quality he has.
Last season Bowen contributed eight goals and five assists in 38 league appearances as his club secured an impressive sixth place and UEFA Europa League qualification.
His versatility is another big advantage for Klopp, and it’s something he looks for when signing a player.
Amid Michael Antonio’s recovery from a hamstring injury, Bowen was often deployed as a striker as the club had no other option after Sebastian Haller’s departure for Ajax in the window of January transfer.
If a deal can be made it would represent another great deal for Liverpool.
Their policy of buying young and lesser-known players and then turning them into superstars has been the recipe for success.
This has been the case for many players Klopp has signed since joining, including Andy Robertson who had just been relegated with Hull City before joining the Reds.
In what could have been a hugely disappointing season for Liverpool, having won their first league title in 30 years the previous campaign, Klopp’s men rallied on the home stretch of the season.
Eight wins and two draws in their last ten games saw them win Champions League football again, an event that seemed extremely unlikely after six straight losses at Anfield from mid-January to early March.
The allure of playing in Europe’s premier competition will certainly be appealing to Bowen as it looks like West Ham’s resolve will be put to the test in the weeks to come.