Liverpool legend wants club to spend Coutinho money on Aubameyang

Liverpool legend wants club to spend Coutinho money on Aubameyang
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

by Graeme Jackson

Thursday Jan 11, 2018. 15:00

Liverpool legend Phil Thompson has urged the club to try and sign Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund.

The Reds are flush with cash following the recent sale of Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona and Thompson wants to see Jurgen Klopp bring Aubameyang to Anfield.

The former Reds defender told Sky Sports: "We need to go for high quality. I'd rather see the club take their time rather than hastily spend it on players who might not be up to it.

"The players we brought in after selling [Luis] Suarez were a mix of hits and misses. We have got to spend it wisely this time and I would rather see it spent on a big player.

"Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is one who would be on my list and somebody you could get.

"It would certainly be that quality you'd be looking for, although he would need to have the right work ethic."

Aubameyang has scored 13 Bundesliga goals thus far in 2017/18 and was the German top flight’s leading scorer last term with 28 strikes.



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