According to the Guardian back in November, Jurgen Klopp’s side were in pole position to sign the Asian star after his impressive performances for his club both domestically and in the Champions League – their inaugural campaign in the continent’s premier competition.
The Iran international’s future looks set to continue outside Russia in the coming years given his talent, but is he ready for the leap to England’s top-flight?
Klopp’s side already have numerous attacking options, but securing the potential of Azmoun would be a foolish move to simply overlook.
A January raid is unlikely to be welcomed by the Russian outfit, but the race for his signature in the summer should be one the Merseysiders win.
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Let’s face it, putting the name ‘Lionel Messi’ into a sentence automatically makes the player in question an attractive proposition for supporters and back in 2015 the attacker was Hailed by Iran boss Carlos Queiroz as ‘world-class’.
There’s no denying Azmoun’s ability and if the Iranian can produce anything near what Messi does, then shouldn’t Liverpool been keen to take a gamble on the 22-year-old?
Azmoun could end up like the ‘Egyptian Messi’ – Mohamed Salah – and prove a waste of money, however, but this player certainly has more potential than the former Chelsea man.
Adds strength in depth
As Danny Ings continues to struggle for fitness at Liverpool and Daniel Sturridge’s relationship with Jurgen Klopp somewhat turbulent, Azmoun’s move to Anfield makes sense.
The Iranian would add depth to the Reds’ squad and prepare them for the eventuality of European football.
For the Reds to be successful, they will need to add more quality throughout their squad and Azmoun ticks a number of boxes.