Europa League club urge Liverpool to sign their own striker

By Connor O'Neill

Genk technical director Dimitri de Conde has taken the unusual step of advising Liverpool to take a look at his side’s forward Paul Onuachu.

Making his name in Denmark with FC Midtjylland, Onuachu scored 74 goals in 181 games for the Danish Superliga club, before making the move to Belgium.

Joining Genk in the summer of 2019, the forward scored 35 times in 41 appearances for his club last season.

So far this campaign, Onuachu has scored three goals in seven appearances in all competitions and was linked with a host of clubs across Europe during the summer.

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And now De Conde has used Liverpool’s recent 1-1 draw with Chelsea as the reason why the Anfield club should take a look at his man.

“Did you see Liverpool against Chelsea? Liverpool have the best strikers, but none with the same profile as Onuachu,” he told Het Belang van Limburg.

“He would have scored against 10 men. I’m not saying that Paul would play 90 minutes every week in Liverpool, but a club like that could really use him.”

The Reds are due to lose Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane to the Africa Cup of Nations, while Roberto Firmino is currently sidelined due to injury.

And speaking recently, Reds great Jamie Carragher admitted Jurgen Klopp may live to regret not bolstering his attacking options during the summer transfer window.

He said: "I’m disappointed Liverpool haven’t got an attacker in, I must say.

"I do think Liverpool are short in the attack and they will have to keep everybody fit, which is nigh on impossible really. I do think they will struggle but they’re very robust, Liverpool’s front three.

"Mane and maybe Salah away for the Africa Cup of Nations at some stage, I’m not sure how many games they’ll miss but I do think that was something to miss for Liverpool."


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