Liverpool opinion: Should the Reds sign Nicolas Pepe?
According to the Express, Liverpool are looking to add Nicolas Pepe to their already frightening attack for the coming season.
The Ivorian has arguably been Ligue 1’s best attacking player alongside Kylian Mbappe and had the numbers to compare to Europe’s finest. The report suggests that the Reds are ready to offer £71m.
Pepe has been absolutely outstanding in the 2018/19 following on from a fairly decent 2017/18 season. The right-winger scored 22 goals and provided 11 assists in the Ligue 1. This goes to show just how much of a goal threat he is, while also helping with his share of creativity in the final third.
Pepe plays with an air of self confidence that gives an insight into his mentality and it’s about time he makes a move deserving of his performances, where he can challenge for the biggest of titles.
Pepe’s preferred position is on the right-wing as an inside forward but he’s also fairly comfortable playing in a more central role if required.
The Ivorian uses his pace and skill to beat opponents and has a fantastic finesse about him that is reminiscent of the likes of Arjen Robben and Mohammed Salah.
Speaking of Salah, if the winger were to join Liverpool, he’d have to fight for his place with the Egyptian who is currently one of the very best players in the world. This will be no easy task and not many are capable of replacing the Egyptian’s impact but Pepe is one who comes close.
Liverpool are looking to build a dynasty under Jurgen Klopp after having won the Champions League and will be hoping that they can add some quality and depth in their squad to attempt every trophy from next season.
Pepe can rotate alongside the current front-three and can lead Liverpool to even more titles.
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Liverpool will be on the hunt for that elusive Premier League trophy again next season and the current crop of players will need new motivation to further themselves even more.
They’ll also be looking to defend their Champions League crown and adding Pepe would almost guarantee another challenge.