Liverpool are reportedly preparing a shock summer swoop for Luis Suarez as Jurgen Klopp looks for attacking reinforcements.
According to an exclusive report from Fichajes, Liverpool have set their sights on Luis Suarez in their search for a new striker. The Atletico Madrid forward, formerly of Barcelona, has emerged as one of the potential options as Jurgen Klopp looks to find a viable alternative for Roberto Firmino, meaning a potential reunion at Anfield could be a possibility for Suarez in the upcoming summer transfer window.
Luis Suarez had played for Liverpool for three years between 2011 and 2014, helping the club mount a challenge for the title race during the 2013/14 campaign – a season that included the infamous slip from Steven Gerrard. The striker eventually joined FC Barcelona for a big-money move, in the summer of 2014.
Suarez’s spell in Catalonia was filled with glory, with the forward netting almost 200 goals in 283 competitive matches. He was also a part of the iconic “MSN” attacking trio involving him, Neymar and Lionel Messi. It helped Barcelona secure the 2014/15 Champions League title as well as four league titles.
The Uruguayan, however, was offloaded by Barcelona last summer following a disastrous 2019/20 campaign that included the infamous 8-2 defeat at the hands of Bayern Munich. He ended up joining Atletico Madrid, where the veteran forward has continued to impress, notably netting 19 goals so far this campaign.
Suarez’s impeccable scoring prowess, it seems, has now rekindled the interest of a Liverpool side that has struggled with productivity in the ongoing campaign.
The Reds have often appeared overly reliant on the services of Mohamed Salah in the goalscoring department. And while the Egyptian has mostly delivered, there has been a lack of consistency in his game this season, which has coincided with the injury of Diogo Jota as well as the steady downfall of Roberto Firmino.
It is also fair to point out that Salah has been a subject of potential interest from European clubs, including Real Madrid. It even prompted Liverpool to reportedly register interest in Jadon Sancho, although it seems Klopp is more worried about the number nine role, where Firmino’s lack of productivity has emerged as a serious issue.
The Brazilian has netted only six goals in 27 matches this term – lower than most other main centre forwards in the league. It is a record Suarez can definitely improve upon, with his vast experience at the highest level of football combined with his previous exposure in the Premier League with Liverpool.
However, it remains unlikely that Atletico Madrid will be willing to offload their star player to their European rivals unless the Reds can offer a considerable sum – a rather unrealistic proposition in the current financial climate, especially for a player who is nearing the twilight of his career.