RIERA GIVES LIVERPOOL REASONS TO SIGN A NEW STRIKER
August 2, 2021
Although English Premier League giants Liverpool have been linked with a move to sign several players this summer, none of the mentioned players is a striker and their former player Albert Riera has asked them to cross-check their transfer plans this summer and try to sign a new forward. The Reds have already confirmed the signing of a defender in Ibrahima Konate and have been linked with moves for Brighton and Hove Albion’s Bissouma, a midfielder, amongst others. But Riera says that even though he knows that they need to sign a new midfielder to replace Giorginio Wijnaldum who left this summer, they, more importantly, need to sign another striker.
Riera urged Klopp to sign a new striker that would serve as backup for his two official options upfront, citing that if a situation similar to the one that happened last season ever resurfaces, he would have more options to choose from. Jota spent some time out of action and on the sidelines due to an injury and Riera believes that it affected the team as there was no other senior striker except Firmino that Klopp could call upon.
According to Riera, if Klopp signs another striker, there would be more selections to choose from and there would be also more competitions for places in the squad which would bring out the best in his players.