Liverpool are reportedly set to make a move for Argentinian attacker Maxi Romero, according to ​World Football Index.


Jurgen Klopp is said to be looking to add some attacking options to his squad for the upcoming Premier League and Champions League campaigns, with Romero also providing bags of potential for the future.

Liverpool are known to have scouted the 18-year-old Vélez Sarsfield striker on a number of occasions and could now be looking to secure the Argentinian's signature this summer.


Romero had previously attracted interest from Liverpool's Premier League rivals, Arsenal, who tried to sign the youngster when he was just 16-years-old in 2015.


However, the striker suffered a cruciate ligament injury while negotiations were ongoing leading to the Gunners pulling out of the deal.

Nevertheless the player is still highly regarded in Argentina and if Liverpool manage to sign him ahead of Arsenal it should be seen as a coup for the Anfield club.


Tom Robinson, a South American football expert believes the striker has great potential:


“He’s a powerful, explosive centre forward who’s killed it at club youth level,” claims Robinson.

“His stats don’t jump off the page but he’s been in a pretty terrible Vélez side, mainly playing second fiddle to experienced Mariano Pavone."


“Pavone has just moved to Estudiantes, so hopefully that should open up some game time for Romero."


“He’s still only 18, so time will tell as to how much the injury has affected him.”


However, Jurgen Klopp's side may now look to take Romero away from Velez Sarsfield in order to provide competition in attacking areas, while building for the future.

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Furthermore, given that Liverpool will aim to be challenge in both the Premier League and in Europe in the coming seasons, having four strikers at the club would be seen as necessary.


Inconsistency from the likes of Daniel Sturridge, Divock Origi, and Danny Ings is thought to have persuaded the club to look for options in transfer market and may even give Romero a chance in the first team, should a move be finalised.

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