There are a lot of rumours floating about this time of year, with the January transfer window just over a month away. Jurgen Klopp is expected to add to his squad in the upcoming window with an attacker on the radar, with Danny Ings out for the season (again) and Sadio Mane off to the African Cup of Nations. Now with Philippe Coutinho set to have a scan on Monday for the injury picked up in the 2-0 win against Sunderland, the attacking options are going to be slim at Anfield. If The Reds get past Leeds on Tuesday night they will have two EFL cup semi-finals to add to an already hectic New Year schedule. With that mind it looks like #Liverpool will be turning their attention to 20 year-old Argentine striker Cristian Pavon, with Klopp looking to make him his 7th signing for the club.
Another Hidden Gem?
Klopp isn't considered what many refer to Jose Mourinho as, a cheque book manager. You're not going to see the German spending millions of pounds on world class players and household names, but shrewd purchases on players who will fit in to his philosophy. Pavon has been impressive form thus far this season scoring 9 goals in 17 appearances in all competitions for Boca Juniors. A name that will be virtually unknown to many across the world, Pavon mirrors Klopp's first Liverpool signing Marko Grujic. Young, unknown and cost effective. The Argentine can play across the front line and possesses the pace needed to thrive in a Klopp side. Whilst he won't be the first name on the team sheet, the chance to work under the German manager might be too tempting to deny, with Klopp known for developing unknown young talent. With the attacking options at Liverpool are becoming increasingly slim so playing opportunities might not be as limited as first thought for the striker. Klopp is a manager who picks the player rather than the name and if Pavon can hit the ground running at Anfield, he can make it hard for the manager when Coutinho and Mane do return.
Following The Trend
The Primera Division in Argentina has produced a host of world class attacking talent who have eventually go on to play for #Premier League clubs. Such as Luis Suarez, Sergio Aguero and current Boca team-mate Carlos Tevez. If Pavon does make the move to Merseyside he will be joining a trend of strikers to move to England after starting with Argentine clubs. All have crossed the Atlantic at some point in their careers and shone in the Premier League, so there would undoubtedly be pressure on the young lad making a name for himself in his homeland. However he is currently playing alongside Tevez who he can surely learn greatly from and perhaps give insight on life in England and playing in the world's toughest league. With Liverpool also tracking Quincy Promes, Pavon could prove a more cost-effective purchase with Boca valuing the attacker at £13 million with Promes more likely to cost closer to £25 million. However Pavon seems to be just one of many targets for Liverpool for the upcoming transfer window but could be one of the names we see through the door at Anfield in January. #Football