While Liverpool's defensive injuries have stolen the spotlight during the 20/21 Premier League and Champions League campaigns, it is no secret that the goals have seemingly dried up. This season Liverpool have 57 Premier League goals compared to 83 in last season's league title winning season.
Liverpool Want 15-Goal Premier League Striker
This has prompted Liverpool scouts and transfer team to look for a new forward. One that has been touted as a potential summer addition is Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford. According to The Athletic, Liverpool are admirers of the Leeds forward.
The report goes on to say that although Patrick Bamford signed a new deal last summer, that it would not prevent him from leaving Marcelo Biesla managed side this summer.
Jurgen Klopp Praises Patrick Bamford
Jurgen Klopp will be excited about this as he has previously and publicly praised Bamford.
"Top player, Bamford," said Klopp.
‘I can remember before the season I heard on talkSPORT that people said, “Leeds need a proper goalscorer, Bamford is not good enough”.
‘I’m so happy that he could prove them wrong, he’s an exceptional player, perfect."
Jurgen Klopp also praised Bamford's work rate, which is very important for any player to be successful at Liverpool.
"The work rate is outstanding and still playing the football he plays on top of that and scoring goals, that’s rare."
"They have a lot of interesting players but Bamford I’m happy for him, don’t know him obviously but it’s a nice career, a little bit later than others but still very impressive."
Will Liverpool make an attempt to sign Bamford this summer?