Liverpool urged to make shock move for ex-Man Utd man Memphis Depay

Liverpool have been urged to make Memphis Depay one of their summer transfer targets – despite his Manchester United history.

Jurgen Klopp has one of the most fearsome forward lines in football, but needs back-up to Sadio Mane, Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino.

And the Liverpool boss has been told to swoop for Lyon forward Depay, who starred in Holland’s 4-0 win over Belarus on Thursday .

Depay scored two and set up the other two for the Netherlands – with his assists enabling current Liverpool players Virgil van Dijk and Georginio Wijnaldum to get on the scoresheet.

The three could all be team-mates next season, if Klopp listens to the advice of former Arsenal midfielder Robert Pires.

Lyon’s Memphis Depay battles Barcelona’s Lionel Messi

Speaking to Bwin, Pires said: “Depay wants to come back to the Premier League and he feels he has unfinished business in England.

“He perhaps feels he wasn’t given a chance to perform and earn the right to stay longer considering he was so young and showed glimpses of undoubted potential. Depay might want to return to Manchester United or he might be motivated to prove them wrong by performing for one of their rivals in the Premier League.”

Depay, who is rated at around £45m, signed for United in 2015 for a reported £25m in 2015 but left less than two years later, having scored only two goals for the Red Devils and started only one game in his second season at Old Trafford.

Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates with Memphis Depay

He has been much more prolific at Lyon, having scored 30 goals in 80 games for the French Ligue 1 side.

Meanwhile, Patrik Berger has backed Liverpool to win both the Premier League AND the Champions League this season.

The Reds sit top of the Premier League table during the international break, two points clear of Manchester City , though Pep Guardiola‘s side have a game in hand.

Robert Pires says Memphis Depay has unfinished business in the Premier League


Jurgen Klopp’s men have also progressed to the last eight of the Champions League where they will take on unfancied Porto having seen off Bayern Munich in the last 16.

And former Liverpool player Berger told Sky Sports : “I think they can easily win the league and they can win the Champions League too. They’re in a good spot in both competitions.”

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