For a long time now, Liverpool have had the luxury of possessing three of the best attackers in the Premier League in the form of Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah, and the way they work together has brought about huge success for the club.
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As a side, Liverpool didn’t struggle in front of goal as much against Brentford last weekend when they netted three times, but someone who impressed Hughes was Ivan Toney. The striker didn’t score against the Reds, but the journalist would like to see Liverpool sign him, despite only having played a handful of games in the top flight.
Hughes has backed Liverpool to bring in the Brentford striker.
He said: “I think he’s got the personality to play for a big club. I’ve seen him in interviews, he backs himself 100%. He’s aggressive, skilful, great finisher, hard worker, the sort of player Liverpool should be looking to sign if you want my opinion. I think Liverpool should seriously think about it because I thought he was really, really impressive.”
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The Brentford striker has certainly taken well to life in the Premier League with two goals and two assists so far this season, however, it’s not his first time in the top flight as Newcastle United discarded him to Peterborough United back in 2018 after just two appearances for the Magpies in the league.
Toney has a contract that runs until 2025, so any club that is wanting to secure his signature may have to pay a premium price to the Bees, especially given he’s homegrown and getting valuable experience in the Premier League.
Liverpool could be a great place for Toney, as the Reds don’t have a natural out-and-out striker, with Firmino not a player that will linger around the box all game and the only other option is Divock Origi, who has never started more than 14 games in a Premier League season for the Reds.