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Liverpool told to check out £20m striker with 48 goals in 76 games, Alisson's faced him before

Liverpool have been urged to check out Paul Onuachu – by the director of his own club.

The Reds opted not to bolster their attacking ranks in the summer transfer window.

This proved a controversial decision amongst some Liverpool fans for several reasons.

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Last season, the previously feared Reds front line wasn’t at its best due to injuries and loss of form.

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And in January, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane are expected to compete in the Africa Cup of Nations.

Genk technical director Dimitri de Conde believes Liverpool should look at Onuachu, who has 48 goals from 76 games for the club.

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Liverpool “could really use him”

This season, the 27-year-old has three goals from seven games in all competitions, including two in Champions League qualifying.

“Did you see Liverpool against Chelsea?” De Conde told Het Belang van Limburg, via Goal.com.

“Liverpool have the best strikers, but none with the same profile as Onuachu.

“He would have scored against 10 men.

“I’m not saying that Paul would play 90 minutes every week in Liverpool, but a club like that could really use him.”

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Onuachu stands at a mighty 6ft 7in, so he’s a huge asset in the air thanks to his height.

In addition, he’s also good at hold-up play and laying off the ball, has an eye for a pass and boasts impressive acceleration.

Liverpool’s Alisson Becker has come up against him already, the two facing off in the 4-1 Champions League win at Genk in October 2019.

Onuachu was also linked with West Ham in the summer, and a value of around £20million was mooted at the time.

That said, it’s worth remembering that Onuachu – a 10-cap Nigeria international – could potentially also get a call-up to the Africa Cup of Nations.

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