Liverpool alerted to the possible availability of Antoine Griezmann
Liverpool have been joined by the likes of Manchester United and Arsenal in the race for the Frenchman, as the Premier League trio have all been linked with moves for him in the past.
New Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman had promised to hand Griezmann Lionel Messi’ role in the side. But with the Argentine veteran now staying on, those plans have all gone out the window. This has put the World Cup winner is a vulnerable position, with the Catalans looking to trim the squad. (h/t Daily Mail)
The post-lockdown period was a clear indicator of the frustrating lack of depth in the Liverpool squad. But moving for a player of Griezmann’s quality would put an end to those discussions.
Although Liverpool have already secured the signature of Greek full-back Kostas Tsimikas, it does still feel as if Jurgen Klopp’s side haven’t strengthened at all over the course of the summer.
Considering the sheer rate at which the teams around them have been buying, going into the campaign with an unchanged squad could be suicidal by the Reds. Various questions have been asked about the depth of this Liverpool attack, and no answers have been delivered yet.
Despite his struggles since making the switch to the Nou Camp last summer, it must be conceded that Griezmann produced some of his best football under Diego Simeone. Jurgen Klopp’s tactics also involve a similar degree of high-pressing, which means that Griezmann could be well-suited to our style of play.
— Boss of Barça (@BossofBarca) July 25, 2020
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With the amount of instability that seems to be surrounding Barcelona right now, it would be in Liverpool’s best interest to try and lure him towards a more exciting project at Anfield this summer.