Liverpool in the battle to sign €20m-rated Nigerian striker

Genk technical director Dimitri de Conde has taken the unusual step of telling Liverpool that they should try and sign his centre-forward Paul Onuachu as they could ‘really use’ him. The Nigerian striker had an impressive campaign last time around with Genk, scoring 35 goals in 41 games in all tournaments.

Onuachu made his name in Denmark with Midtjylland, where the striker scored 74 goals in 181 matches before moving to Belgium. Paul is known for his goals, but also for his incredible physical presence, standing 6’7″ tall.

De Conde feels the Reds could do with a man of the 27-year-old striker’s stature, specifically during their 1-1 draw with Chelsea before the international break, when he believes the centre-forward would have won Liverpool the game.

‘Did you see Liverpool against Chelsea? Liverpool have the best strikers, but none with the same profile as Onuachu,’ Het Belang van Limburg. ‘He would have scored against ten men. I’m not saying that Paul would play 90 minutes every week in Liverpool, but a club like that could use him.’

Nigeria international found the form of his life last campaign, winning the Belgian First Division top scorer and the Footballer of the Year in the country.

The African striker was linked with a move to West Ham United over the summer, with he would cost the Irons only £17m, but they never made a move. The giant forward has started this campaign with two goals in four league matches and one in two UCL games.