Pundit claims Liverpool ‘don’t need’ PL star Klopp reportedly ‘rates’

Date published: Wednesday 17th November 2021 4:46 - Lewis Oldham

Liverpool target Jarrod Bowen

Former Liverpool star Steve McManaman does not see the point in his former club signing West Ham United midfielder Jarrod Bowen in the coming months.

After shining for Hull City between 2014 and 2020, Bowen made the move to West Ham.

The Hammers paid around £18m to sign the Englishman during the winter transfer window in 2019/20.


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Bowen scored eight times for West Ham last season and he has made a strong start to the 2021/22 campaign.

Back in July, it was reported that Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp “rates” the 24-year-old.

McManaman has offered his thoughts on Bowen (as reported by Football London). He stated that Liverpool do not require him currently:

“He’s a very good player. He’s doing really well at the moment. But hypothetically, if he signed for Liverpool tomorrow, then he wouldn’t play. So, I don’t see the point of it at the minute.

“It could be a great move for him in terms of playing for Liverpool but he’s not going to get in ahead of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mané or Diogo Jota. It’s always nice to have lots of players and I’m sure the manager would prefer to have 25 established internationals, but that’s not football.

“Bowen is playing really well at the moment for a club who are in the Champions League positions. Liverpool at the moment don’t need Jarrod Bowen.”

Elsewhere, Jonathan Woodgate has suggested that Man Utd’s Jadon Sancho would suit Liverpool:

“Things haven’t gone exactly according to plan for Sancho since he signed for Man United this summer. I put it down to the style of play; it doesn’t suit him,” Woodgate said.

“If United replicated Dortmund’s approach then it would be a different ball game altogether, but Man United don’t play that way; they don’t play the sort of football Sancho is used to.

“Jadon Sancho is an extraordinary talent; if you play to his strengths, then he’ll come good.

“There’s no doubt in my mind that he’ll come good again. Put him in the Liverpool team, and he’d be a completely different player, I’m sure.”

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