Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler believes that Liverpool has a good chance to beat their title rivals Chelsea to sign promising young striker Romelu Lukaku from their local rivals Everton this summer.
The 24-year old has been in sensational form this season as he managed to score 24 Premier League goals so far this term which makes him one of the biggest players that will be available in the market cometh the summer.
Chelsea are backed to sign back Lukaku, whom they let to join Everton in the summer of 2014 on a permanent deal. However, Fowler has advised his club to sign the Belgian in a controversial move.
The Reds have used Roberto Firmino as their No.9 as Klopp have deployed in false nine position for most of the season. But Fowler believes having a natural striker like Lukaku would help Liverpool become a better team next season.
‘Let’s face it, he (Lukaku) is leaving in the summer and Jurgen Klopp needs a proper striker to lead his line if he’s going to win the Premier League, Fowler wrote in the Daily Mirror.
‘I have a theory that Bayern Munich will try to sign Lukaku in the summer – after selling Robert Lewandowski to Real Madrid.
‘But if he’s leaving Goodison, why not move to Anfield?
‘The Reds have struggled tactically against lesser teams, who put banks of defenders behind the ball and invite opponents to find space that isn’t there. They are fine against the top-six teams because they come and try to win, which is perfect for the sort of movement Liverpool’s current forward line creates.
‘With (Diego) Costa, with Harry Kane, Sergio Aguero, even Zlatan Ibrahimovic, you can be patient and ask the central striker to keep pushing up against the defensive back line, to get off the shoulder in just a yard of space.
‘How many goals have Costa and Kane scored like that to win matches? How many times have Liverpool done the same?
‘If the Reds can win their next four games, then they will be in the Champions League, I’m sure. And that will let them attract some top players.
‘I know it sounds mad, but I’m convinced that Lukaku should be one of them.’
Despite all this, it could be difficult for Liverpool to pull off a deal as Everton are their cross country rivals and a direct deal between the clubs have always been a rarity in the past. The last time a direct transfer between the clubs happened in 2002 when Abel Xavier moved to Liverpool for £800,000.