How Liverpool could lineup after reaching verbal agreement with €30m hitman

How Liverpool could lineup with Donyell Malen if they beat Borussia Dortmund to his signature this summer.

The Reds are chasing Saul Niguez and have also made contact with Eduardo Camavinga’s agent but will only act on their interest if they miss out on the Spaniard.

Saul Niguez of Atletico Madrid during the warm-up before the La Liga Santander match between Atletico de Madrid and C.A. Osasuna at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on May 16, 2021 in Madrid, Spain.
Saul Niguez of Atletico Madrid during the warm-up before the La Liga Santander match between Atletico de Madrid and C.A. Osasuna at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on May 16, 2021 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Jose Breton/Pics Action/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Meanwhile, signing a new centre-forward is arguably the more pressing concern given how Roberto Firmino struggled at times last season.

It’s not his fault though. He’s been playing football non-stop since 2018 and once again missed out on a full break this summer given his commitment to the Brazil national team as the Selecao made it to the final of the Copa America.

He is now in the first week of his three-week vacation along with Fabinho and Alisson Becker and although it’s not his fault that his levels dipped, Jurgen Klopp cannot afford not to bring in competition.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 23: Roberto Firmino of Brazil celebrates after scoring a goal during the match between Brazil and Colombia as part of Conmebol Copa America Brazil 2021 at Estadio Olímpico Nilton Santos on June 23, 2021 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – JUNE 23: Roberto Firmino of Brazil celebrates after scoring a goal during the match between Brazil and Colombia as part of Conmebol Copa America Brazil 2021 at Estadio Olímpico Nilton Santos on June 23, 2021 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by MB Media/Getty Images)

Donyell Malen is currently Liverpool’s first choice to come in and challenge Firmino for the starting berth up top.

The Reds have a verbal agreement in place over his potential earnings Anfield but with Liverpool waiting to sell players before making an offer to PSV Eindhoven, they could miss out. The asking price is just €30m.

If they generate the necessary funds in time, a front three of Sadio Mane, Donyell Malen and Mohamed Salah would be one of the quickest front threes in the Premier League.

Predicted starting XI: Alisson, Robertson, Virgil, Konate, Trent, Fabinho, Henderson, Thiago, Mane, Malen, Salah.

Michael Mongie
Football Central Media Group founder, owner and editor.

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