Jarrod Bowen has emerged as the latest target for Liverpool, as the German manager continues to scour the market for attacking reinforcements. The West Ham United winger is an appealing option due to his age, versatility and tactical flexibility, though the pursuit largely hinges on the future of unwanted players like Origi and Shaqiri.
The latter might be in demand, after starring for Switzerland in the recently concluded Euro 2020. Last month, it was reported that Lazio are among the clubs interested in the services of the ex-Bayern Munich winger. Reds may also have the leverage to drive up Shaqiri’s price tag in light of his displays in the European Championship.
While Xherdan’s possible departure may weaken Liverpool’s depth in the front-line, Jarrod Bowen is an interesting replacement for multiple reasons. Unlike other targets like Kingsley Coman of Bayern Munich, Bowen is not the most decorated player, having only enjoyed his PL success last campaign.
Bowen featured in all of West Ham’s 38 league games last term, becoming one of David Moyes’ main attacking weapons. His eight goals and five assists, combined with his seemingly telepathic combination play with Jesse Lingard, played a critical role in helping the Hammers finish sixth in the league, thereby securing UEL football.
However, the 24-year-old winger’s displays have not gone unnoticed, with the Reds now ready to add him to their ranks. It appears the English forward is being targeted as a potential competitor for Liverpool’s three main attackers in Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Diogo Jota.