Former Liverpool and Manchester United midfielder Paul Ince believes Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale would be a perfect fit for the Reds.
The Welshman has no future at the Bernabeu with manager Zinedine Zidane keen for the player to leave during the summer transfer window.
Former club Tottenham and Manchester United have both been linked with bids for Bale, but Ince believes Liverpool are the team who could get the best out of him:
“In my personal opinion, I think that if Liverpool could afford him, he should go to Liverpool. The reason I say that is because if you look at the front three, they’ve been playing all over the summer, Mane’s just finished the African Cup of Nations with Senegal, Salah was with Egypt and Firmino was at the Copa America.”
“So how much rest are they going to get before the season actually starts? Bale can play on the right, he can play on the left, he can play central. I know they’ve got Origi and Shaqiri but are they good enough? If I was looking at a team, and if they could actually afford him, it would be Liverpool.”
The fact that Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane will all return late for preseason training due to international commitments is a good reason for the Reds to strengthen the forward line.
Whether a 30-year-old Bale would fit Jurgen Klopp’s style of football, it does seem debatable. The Reds boss requires high energy from all of his players, but the Wales international’s injury record will put massive question marks over his ability to cope with the work rate required.