Merseyside club have been linked with a surprise move to sign Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ahead of the summer window as the London club star’s deal ends in 2021and Stan Collymore’s comments could now ring true.
Pierre-Emerick, who turns 31 in the summer, is interesting both Chelsea and Liverpool with the German tactician an obvious admirer of the centre-forward, given he coached Aubameyang at Borussia Dortmund.
Man United could look to orchestrate a Robin van Persie-like deal to sign £50m-rated Aubameyang. A move abroad is also an option, with Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona linked.
But a move to Anfield is likely to prove tantalising given it would see the 30-year-old striker come back to work under Jurgen, the coach who took Aubameyang from renowned in Europe, to becoming one of the world’s best.
Back in October, ex-Liverpool star Collymore claimed in his Mirror column that Gabonese star would be perfect for Klopp’s Liverpool and now the London club striker is being linked with a move to Anfield as his dealwinds down.
“The former Borussia Dortmund star doesn’t have the same rapport with the crowd at the Emirates as some Arsenal legends of the past,” Collymore said. “If I were Gunners coach Unai Emery, I would be wondering about an over-reliance on the forward.