Liverpool transfer: Reds reportedly want West Ham star, Klopp loves him
Liverpool are eyeing up West Ham United forward Jarod Bowen as boss Jurgen Klopp looks to beef up his attacking arsenal, according to The Athletic.
The versatile performer can operate out wide or through the middle and is now on the radar of the Anfield-based club.
So far this summer, Liverpool have only added defender Ibrahima Konate to their ranks and now they will focus on strengthening further up the pitch.
Bowen joined West Ham from Hull in January 2020. He cost the club £18 million in a deal that could eventually rise to £25 million.
During 2020/21, he caught the eye with a string of solid performances, scoring eight goals and claiming five assists.
Signing him won’t come easily. The Hammers will likely fancy a significant profit on the player who has a contract until 2025.
Robert Snodgrass previously called Bowen ‘terrific’ during an interview with West Ham’s official website during December 2020.
One thing Liverpool lacked last season was squad depth and clearly, they are keen to rectify that during the transfer window.
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The West Ham man perhaps isn’t the stellar forward that some Liverpool fans are craving but he does look ideally suited to Klopp’s style.
He is very direct, quality on the ball and offers goals and assist from either wide areas or through the middle.
That would make the player brilliant competition for the usual front three of Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.
The report claims that Klopp is a massive fan of Bowen and this signing could be intriguing, albeit an exciting deal for Liverpool to make.