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Liverpool Urged To Sign Striker Who's A 'Bigger Version Of Firmino' In January

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Liverpool Urged To Sign Striker Who's A 'Bigger Version Of Firmino' In January

​Liverpool have been urged to splash the cash in January to sign a striker who's a 'bigger version of Roberto Firmino'.

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​The Reds are mounting a serious challenge for the Premier League title this season, going toe-to-toe with Manchester City.

But they currently trail the Blues by three points heading into the new year. 

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What's more, Jurgen Klopp will be without key players Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane for a portion of the season as they head to Cameroon.

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Their involvement in AFCON could force Klopp's hand to spend money in January, with Paul Merson suggesting Raul Jimenez as a potential signing.

He reckons the Mexican forward not only provides cover for Salah and Mane, but also an option in attack heading into the second half of the season and beyond.

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Merson told the Daily Star: "Liverpool need to sign a centre forward like Raul Jimenez in January - and not just as cover for the African Nations Cup either.

"They need someone to come in while Sadio Mane and Mo Salah are away, yes. But I think they need someone for the future too.

"They need a player who can put pressure on the front three and help them win league titles consistently for the next few years. It’s no good coming second for the next five years.

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"Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino are very good players but I still think they need a proper centre forward and if they brought in Jiminez he would play.

"He’s a bigger version of Firmino who scores more goals. He can come short and has that vision. And he has played with Jota enough times at Wolves.

"He wouldn’t need to play every week but he would get game time. Liverpool play so many games a season, and he could give them something different.

"I think he ticks the boxes. I think it’s a nice signing that. He would come in and not kick up a stink if he isn’t playing every week. That’s what they need."

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​Jimenez, 30, has been a big hit for Wolves since signing for the club in 2018. 

He's scored an impressive 51 goals in all competitions, including 17 Premier League goals in the 2019/20 season. 

Is Jimenez the right man for Liverpool? Let us know.

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Topics: Liverpool, Roberto Firmino, Football

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