Jurgen Klopp orders detailed reports on Lille star Victor Osimhen
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has ordered his scouts to provide detailed reports on Lille star Victor Osimhen, according to the Express.
The 21-year-old Nigerian joined Lille in the summer and has been a hit at the Ligue 1 side. The forward has scored 13 goals and provided three assists for Les Dogues this season already.
Osimhen is also a regular for the Nigeria national side and has been involved in three goals and an assist in his last five outings.
The report claims that Klopp wants to bolster his attacking options as Mohamed Salah isn’t scoring goals as freely as he used to.
Lille uninterested in selling star now
The French club know that they will have to cash in on the rising star, however, they want to keep hold of Osimhen till the end of the season (h/t Express).
Lille already made big money by selling Nicolas Pepe to Arsenal at the start of this season. The Ivorian has been below par at the Gunners in this campaign.
Liverpool, for their part, have been incredible but could use more options in the attack. Xherdan Shaqiri and Divock Origi have done well when given chances by Klopp.
Salah might not be scoring goals regularly, but he still is a danger to the opposition and creates chances for our other forwards.
The Reds lead the Premier League by a massive 10 points from Leicester City and have two games in hand.
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They face some tough clashes in the coming weeks with Wolves visiting Anfield on Sunday.