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Liverpool Eyeing A Summer Move For This Former Player: Good Move For Klopp?

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In a recent report, Fichajes has mentioned that Liverpool are eyeing a summer move for their former star and Atletico Madrid center-forward Luis Suarez. It is believed that the Reds are preparing to launch a move to bring the experienced Uruguayan marksman back to Anfield during the summer transfer window (via Fichajes).

Suarez’s Excellent Form At The Wanda Metropolitano This Season

Suarez has reinvented himself as a top goal-getter in Spain this season after establishing himself as Diego Simeone’s primary forward at the Spanish capital. The 34-year-old has been involved in 31 matches for the Spanish outfit this term, netting 19 goals and providing two assists in all competitions.

The former Ajax striker has made himself useful in the opposition half by averaging 0.6 clearances, 2.9 shots, 0.9 key passes and 0.4 dribbles per 90 minutes in La Liga and the UEFA Champions League this season. However, he has been a bit sloppy when distributing possession in the final third as evidenced by his pass completion rate of 70.9% in both those competitions (stats via whoscored).

Suarez has shown that he still has what it takes to score some important goals at the highest level, so he could prove to be a shrewd, short-term acquisition for the Reds if they can bring him back to Merseyside in this offseason.

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What Will The La Liga Star Add To Jurgen Klopp’s Side?

Suarez excels at generating a yard of space for himself to get some shots in on-target. He is still a lethal goal-scorer in the attacking third and can keep the opposition center-backs occupied with his attacking endeavor. The 116-time Uruguay international already knows Liverpool from inside out after having a great career at Anfield during his prime. Hence, he could be tempted with the opportunity to rejoin the Reds so that he can finally win the elusive Premier League title in the coming seasons.

Will Recruiting Suarez Be A Good Move For The Reds This Summer?

A striker of Suarez’s experience and skill set could serve as a decent squad player under Jurgen Klopp’s stewardship. The South American sensation will be an ideal back-up to Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino as he would offer something different inside the opponent’s penalty box.

At 34, Suarez can still play a high level for a few more years, so it would be a good move for Klopp to lure him to Merseyside when the transfer window commences later this year. However, the veteran forward is used to playing regularly at Madrid which is a luxury the Liverpool manager won’t be able to offer to him which might complicate the move this summer.

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