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13 Oct 2015

Benteke-killer? Legend claims Klopp would 'love' to sign £50m goal-machine for 'Liverpool'. Suarez Mk 2?

Liverpool are currently linked with an improbable move for Bayern Munich superstar Robert Lewandowski, and according to Arsenal legend Ray Parlour, bringing Lewandowski to Anfield would be comparable to the Reds' signing of Luis Suarez.

According to The Independent today:

"New Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is seeking a reunion with Bayern Munich's Polish striker Robert Lewandowski".

In an interview over the weekend, Parlour told the Daily Express:

"We know about Lewandowski, how well he's playing, and I'm sure Klopp would love to get him to Liverpool.

"What a signing that would be, it would be like Suarez turning up at Liverpool."

Back in 2010, Klopp signed Lewandowksi for just €4.5m, and now, the Polish striker is reportedly worth £50m, which is probably what Liverpool will have to pay in order to make the deal a reality.

According to UK Bookmakers, Liverpool are not in the running for Lewandowski. Even Celtic (at 66-1) are ahead of the Reds, which suggests that the current stories are wide of the mark.

With 18 goals/assists in 11 games already this season, Lewandowski is in the form of his life at the moment, and he's the main man for one of the best teams, and most well-run football teams in the world.

As such, why would he want to leave? Granted, Lewandowksi still has a strong bond with Klopp, and the German clearly rates 'unbelievable' Lewandowski very highly. Indeed, over the weekend, Klopp enthused:

"The biggest satisfaction you can get is when you take a player from Poland [Lewandowski], from a small club and watch him play like he does today".

Is this bond enough to tempt Lewandowski to quite a club that challenges for the biggest trophies every single year?

If, but some miracle, Liverpool sign Lewandowski, he will almost certainly be first-choice in a 4231, which will be bad news for Sturridge and Benteke, both of whom regularly suffer with injuries.

Lewandowski is like Suarez: tough, robust, and very rarely injured, which would give him an immediate advantage over Liverpool's two main strikers.

I think we all know that this particular transfer will never happen, though (!)

Author: Jaimie K


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