Liverpool have set their eyes on signing OGC Nice forward Amine Gouiri. The 21-year-old is in sparkling form this season with five goals and two assists in seven outings for the Ligue 1 club.
According to a report from Spanish citation Fichajes, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp wants Gouiri in Liverpool but have to compete with two European giants for his signature. Both Real Madrid and Manchester City wants to sign the French forward.
Pep Guardiola understands the need to bring a striker after Aguero’s departure. While a failed move for Harry Kane last summer could pursue pep to go after a striker next summer. Similarly, with the 33-year-old Benzema only a reliable option for Carlo Ancelotti, Real Madrid will need Benzema’s ideal replacement.
Moreover, it is understandable why these two European giants are willing to sign the Liverpool target.
Why signing Gouiri is important for Liverpool ?
Gouiri is a product of Olympique Lyon academy and moved to OGC Nice in the 2020 summer transfer window.
Meanwhile, in his debut season for Nice, he scored sixteen goals. While performing equally good in assisting his teammates as he set up eight goals from 41 games in all competition. And continuing from where he left, this season he already has five goals and two assists in seven games.
Klopp understands the need for an attacker in the Reds squad with space left behind by the departure of Xherdan Shaqiri. Moreover, Firmino’s poor goalscoring form in front of the goal has become a cause for concern for Klopp.
According to Sports Witness, Gouiri has a similar profile to the Brazilian. His valuable contribution with and without the ball will be vital for Liverpool.
Thus, Gouiri is capable of playing as a left-winger or as a central striker and excelled in both positions for the Nice team. His ability to drive towards defence with his pace and dribbling will make him an important asset for Liverpool.
With versatility to play in two of the three positions makes him a suitable addition for Klopp playing system. And some reports suggest Klopp is a huge fan of his talents and has requested that the club make a bid to try and sign the Ligue 1 striker.
Klopp has credentials to make him take the next step in his career to become a world-class player. Moving forward, Gouiri can become the goal-scoring striker to lead Liverpool in the new decade.