Liverpool are considering a shock move for West Brom striker Salomon Rondon, according to reports. Everton are also said to be keeping tabs on the Venezuelan. Rondon has blown hot and cold since arriving at The Hawthorns in August 2015. He has been off-colour this season, as West Brom have struggled in the league, languishing in the relegation zone.
But as per Sky Sports, both Liverpool and Everton are set to engage in a battle for the Baggies hitman. However, there is no real explanation as to why Jurgen Klopp wants to sign Rondon from West Brom. Yes, one can argue that Klopp lacks a big, strong and imposing centre-forward capable of holding the ball and offer aerial threat.
In the current pool of attackers, which includes the likes of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Daniel Sturridge, there is no target man in the squad. In two and a half years in the Premier League, Rondon has contributed only 20 goals and just 5 assists. These statistics, I am sure, wouldn’t impress Klopp.
However, there could be a case for our gaffer to go for the Venezuela international as Sturridge is expected to leave Anfield this month. The England international has been starved of game time under Klopp and looks set to leave our club, with Inter Milan interested in taking him on loan with an option to sign him on a permanent basis in summer.
With speculation surrounding Sturridge, Klopp might fear being short of strikers and therefore, could be trying to make a move for Rondon.
Let us see how our fans reacted on Twitter after coming across this news.
— Kyle Coalter (@Kyle_Coalter) January 24, 2018
Rondons a decent back up striker why not
— Jamie Phillips (@sexyjamie18) January 24, 2018
— Brunch (@Brunch2016) January 24, 2018
Mane rondon and salah firminho in the number 10
— Antonio (@ant0niogonzalez) January 24, 2018
— ADEYEMO OLUWASEGUN (@Og_Oluwasegun) January 25, 2018
That’s not happening I will stop supporting Liverpool
— Tamer Bilal (@LondonTamz) January 24, 2018
What the fuck is this fam?
— Mr Klopp (@MrKlopp2) January 24, 2018
— Liverpool Fan (@LiverpoolFan_1) January 24, 2018
It’s only a ruse to unsettle him before the FA cup game.
— Hodge (@paulleigh1966) January 24, 2018
Would absolutely love him at Liverpool hell for leather striker good feet strong great in the air better finisher than firmino perfect backup striker
— Shouty Mcleod (@whiskey_jim) January 24, 2018
— Nole1 (@LFCNole) January 24, 2018