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Exclusive: Pundit feels Liverpool’s next forward signing has to be an upgrade

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Former professional footballer Nigel Jemson believes that if Liverpool are to move forward all the time, then they need to not just look at squad players, but rather players who are going dislodge the players in the current first eleven.

During his time at Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp has assembled a squad that has been successful, winning the Premier League title, Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA World Cup.

Who would you prefer at Liverpool?

Kylian Mbappe

Kylian Mbappe

Erling Haaland

Erling Haaland

It’s always difficult to dislodge anybody from a winning side but when Liverpool enter the transfer market next, Jemson would like to see someone who is going to be an upgrade on Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino arrive.

“I just think Liverpool if they are going to move forward all the time, they need to look at not necessarily squad players but people who are going to come in and take places of people that are already in there at the moment.

“For me if you’re going to buy another striker, he has to be better than Firmino and Jota. If that’s going to be that then you’re looking at Mbappe, Lewandowski and Haaland. Why can’t Liverpool aim for one of those three? I know that’s harsh on Jota and Firmino because they’ve been fantastic but if a better player comes along and Liverpool can afford them why shouldn’t they go for him?”, Jemson said to This is Futbol.

Liverpool would face stiff competition for the signing of Kylian Mbappe as Spanish giants submitted a bid of £172m (€200m) according to the Independent for the France international during the summer, but he remained in the French capital beyond the transfer deadline.

There will also be a lot of interest in Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland as he has a release clause of between €75m to €100m which becomes active in 2022 according to the Manchester Evening News.

Sky Sports also reported that they had been told during the summer that Bayern striker wants a new challenge away from the Bundesliga champions before the age of 35, but the value him at more than £100m.

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