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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang the answer to Liverpool's striker woes

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New Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has vowed not to raid his former club Borussia Dortmund for their players, though one believed to be an exception to that list is Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

The Gabon international has taken the Bundesliga by storm this season on the back of 23 goals in 45 appearances last campaign, having converted 17 times in 13 appearances in all competitions.

In contrast, Liverpool's top scorer this campaign, Christian Benteke, has scored three goals in eight appearances, whilst fellow summer signing Danny Ings managed the same haul before being ruled out for the season with a cruciate ligament injury.

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Meanwhile, main striker Daniel Sturridge has scored two goals in three games amidst his recovery from multiple injury setbacks.

It's obvious Klopp is in need of attacking reinforcements if he is to effectively deploy his high-pressing football that he was renowned for at Dortmund - and Aubameyang fits the bill.

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CLINICAL AND INJURY FREE

The Dortmund striker has risen from a kid with potential at Saint-Etienne to a man making Europe's biggest clubs sit up and take interest, including Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Arsenal. However, a move to Anfield could benefit Aubameyang.

The Gabonese's pace, finishing and skill would see him thrive in the Premier League, and with his peak years ahead of him, Liverpool could really benefit from his services, especially given his lack of injuries.

One decisive factor in any potential move would be the guarantee of starting week in, week out - something he would not be sure of at suitors Barcelona or PSG. 

A new era signing

Aubameyang's signing would represent a step up in the quality of signings at Anfield over recent years, with many fans critical of former boss Brendan Rodgers' transfers during his time in charge.

The striker has proven quality and would likely cost significantly more this season, thanks to his magnificent goalscoring form.

For Liverpool to compete with their top four and title rivals, this is exactly the kind of signing Klopp needs if he is to become the first manager to win the title for the Reds in the Premier League era.

Supporters would undoubtedly take to Aubameyang quickly with the fast-paced, entertaining football he displays, let alone the vital goals he would score to move the club forwards.

Under Klopp, Liverpool look stronger defensively, meaning Aubameyang's goals could be the difference between turning losses into draws and draws into wins.

The striker has single-handedly changed four of Dortmund's results this season with his goals and that is exactly what Klopp needs at Anfield - a ruthless, game-changing asset.

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