Liverpool line up massive move for potential superstar

By Mark Peters IN General,Ligue 1,Premier League,Transfers - 09:54 Aug 29th 2017

Liverpool have been an absolute joy to watch so far this season, entertaining their supporters and neutrals alike with an exciting brand of attacking football.

Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane have all produced performances of the highest quality, whilst Adam Lallana and Philippe Coutinho, if he stays, will only increase the Reds’ options going forward when they return.

Despite the depth of talent that he already has at his disposal, reports in the Daily Telegraph are now linking Jürgen Klopp with a £55m move for AS Monaco’s Thomas Lemar.

THOMAS LEMAR

Also thought to be on the radar of Manchester United, Tottenham, Chelsea and Arsenal, the highly-rated 21-year-old has been an absolute star for his club over the course of the last couple of campaigns.

Featuring in 60 Ligue 1 matches out of a possible 76, the rising star has made a direct contribution to 26 top-flight goals for a side that finished third in 2015/16 and first in 2016/17:

Thomas Lemar
POS: MIDAGE: 21Y 9M
HEIGHT: 5FT 7INWEIGHT: 9ST 1LB
FL | Monaco | 15/1616/17 | Monaco | FL
GOALS
ASSISTS
GAMES
GAMES
ASSISTS
GOALS
1
2
AUG
2
2
1
4
SEP
3
1
1
2
OCT
4
1
2
NOV
3
1
3
DEC
4
3
1
1
3
JAN
3
1
3
FEB
4
2
1
1
3
MAR
3
4
APR
4
1
2
MAY
4
4
1
5
3
26
TOTAL
34
10
8

Capable of playing down either flank, but most at home on the left wing, the French international is renowned for his dribbling ability and set-piece delivery, as well as his technical quality in the final third of the pitch.

Were he to make the move to Anfield and Coutinho to head to Barcelona for an astronomical fee, then Klopp could potentially move Mane more centrally and drop Firmino into the no.10 role:

Thomas
Lemar
versusMohamed
Salah
MIDPOSITIONFWD
21Y 9MAGE25Y 2M
5FT 7INHEIGHT5FT 9IN
9ST 1LBWEIGHT11ST 1LB
 
FL | MCO | | RMA | SA
06/16 - 06/1706/16 - 06/17
28
STARTS
29
2612
MINS
PLAYED
2487
8
GOALS
15
10
ASSISTS
11
2
OPENING
GOALS
3
1
WINNING
GOALS
4
4
HOME
GOALS
9
4
AWAY
GOALS
6
HEADED
GOALS
1
L
7
GOALS
R/L FOOT
L
11
R
3
327
MINS
PER GOAL
166
1
TOTAL
10

This would then allow Lemar and Salah, players who totalled 23 top-flight goals and a further 21 assists between them last season, to provide the threat from wide areas.

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