Mark Lawrenson questions why Liverpool FC didn’t bid for new Arsenal signing
The Liverpool FC legend is surprised the Reds didn't rival Arsenal for the signing of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Mark Lawrenson has questioned Liverpool FC over their failure to rival Arsenal for the signing of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The Gabon international completed a club record £56m move to Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund on transfer deadline day last week.
The 28-year-old signed a long-term deal with the north London outfit after becoming their second addition of the transfer window.
Aubameyang established himself as one of Europe’s top goal-scorers during his four and a half season spell at Dortmund.
Indeed, the African forward scored 141 goals in 213 appearances in all competitions after Jurgen Klopp signed the forward from Saint-Etienne.
Liverpool FC allowed Daniel Sturridge to move to West Brom on loan for the remainder of the season despite a lack of forward options.
Indeed, Danny Ings and Dominic Solanke are Liverpool FC’s only recognised strikers available to the German coach for the rest of the season.
Former Liverpool FC defender Lawrenson questioned why Liverpool FC didn’t look to sign Aubameyang ahead of their top-six rivals Arsenal.
“I actually though Aubameyang would have been tailor made for Liverpool and the way they play. Klopp knows him extremely well,” Lawrenson told Irish radio station Newstalk.
“There didn’t appear to be any interest whatsoever. They’ve let Sturridge go. He seems quite happy with the attacking talent that they’ve got.”
Arsenal are in sixth place in the Premier League table and behind Chelsea FC and Liverpool FC, who occupy the final two Champions League spots.
The Gunners signed Armenia international Henrikh Mkhitaryan in a swap deal that saw Alexis Sanchez move to Manchester United.