2 top targets Liverpool cannot afford to lose to their PL rivals including this 47-goal star

Why Liverpool must go all out to sign Alisson Becker and Son Heung-min

Five-time European champions Liverpool had an incredible run of form last season but suffered a late heartbreak following a setback against reigning champions Real Madrid in the Champions League final.

A 3-1 defeat had controversies and goalkeeping howlers as main talking points, but the dejected supporters were handed a massive uplift following the announcement of AS Monaco midfield star Fabinho as their first summer signing a couple of days later.

The Reds, under Jurgen Klopp, have significantly progressed both at home as well as abroad and are now set to contest for the long-pending Premier League crown next season.

Here, we take a look at two of the Reds’ transfer targets – Alisson Becker and Son Heung-min and why they must do everything to sign them this summer.

Alisson Becker

Age: 25

Country: Brazil

Current Club: AS Roma

The Selecao No.1 is solely concentrating on their World Cup run having made it to the Round of 16 where they are set to lock horns with Mexico.

Liverpool have been chasing him for quite a while but fellow Premier League heavyweights Chelsea are the latest to join the race. That must be a worrying sign for the Reds since they are in dire need of a new custodian between the sticks.

Their goalkeeping conundrum continues following Loris Karius’ Champions League howlers but, at the same time, the Blues might lose out on Thibaut Courtois, the contract rebel. Chelsea, therefore, are desperate to replace him but the Reds must do everything to can to sign Alisson ahead of the Blues.

Son Heung-min

Age: 25

Country: South Korea

Current Club: South Korea

The South Korean international made headlines following his historic goal against the reigning World Cup champions Germany that saw them get knocked out. Son Heung-min is an integral part of Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs squad, having spent three seasons and scoring 47 goals in the process.

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However, the 25-year-old winger has been linked with a summer move and Liverpool are currently the favourites to land the Spurs sensation. The Reds must sign Son to boost their attacking department and due to his success and experience, he would be a great player for the squad.

Hence, Liverpool must beat the competition from Man United and convince Tottenham to agree to a deal as soon as possible.

Written by Pratyay Maitra

A sports enthusiast and football fanatic.

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