Arsenal are the obvious suitors for Lille winger Nicolas Pepe, but Liverpool have been told to ensure they get the Gunners out of the way for just one reason.
This is coming after the Reds lost by 2-0 to Red Star Belgrade which raised suggestions that the Anfield side might be declining in character and stance with the trio, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino all failing to deliver at the moment.
The Sun had reported Arsenal’s keen interest in the £44 million Lille man with expectations that they could land him any moment from now but that would only happen if they are able to beat Liverpool with the emerging reports.
Embattled Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been advised that a move for the player will make his attack the fastest in the entire Europe and will help cover for the dip in form of his players.
The 23-year-old has been in the best form of his life for the French side, firing a total of 8 goals this season in addition to the seven assists he has handed his teammates.
The pace and his flexibility playing in any position at the front-line gives him the edge over other attackers in addition to his age which remains an advantage to any club that eventually signs him.