Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp seems to be happy with the squad at his disposal after they failed to make further additions before the transfer window ended this week. The Reds made just one major signing this summer. Liverpool were able to bolster their central defensive options with the signing of Moussa Konate from RB Leipzig.
Merseyside giants Liverpool were linked with a move for Sevilla attacker Lucas Ocamposshortly before the transfer window ended on Tuesday. Ocampos has been described as the modern day Fernando Torres. Retired Spanish striker Fernando Torres is fondly remembered for his time at Anfield.
Fernando Torres was one of the best players in the world during his time as a Liverpool player. He spent over three years as a Liverpool player before moving to Premier League rivals Chelsea in January 2011. Torres was unable to rediscover his Liverpool at any of his clubs afterwards until he retired two years ago. After leaving Liverpool, Torres went on to play for Chelsea, La Liga club Atletico Madrid and Japanese club Sagan Tosu.
Argentine international Ocampos has been an important player for Sevilla since he moved to the La Liga club from Marseille in the French Ligue 1. In his first season at Sevilla, Ocampos scored 14 goals in addition to three assists but he was not able to hit the same heights last season.
Ocamposhas shown over the years that he’s a versatile player as he can feature effectively and efficiently on the wings or as a central striker. He has played 147 times on the left wing in his career in comparison to 86 appearances on the right wing. The Argentine has played 18 times as a central striker from the start of his career till date.
The Reds were rumoured to be in the market for a replacement in the place of XerdanShaqiri who has gone to French team Lyon. Ocampos could have been a perfect replacement for the Swiss international. Klopp and Liverpool opted not to sign a replacement for Shaqiri.