Bordeaux star Malcom could be ideal signing for Liverpool

Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp attends a press conference at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, north west England, on April 23, 2018 on the eve of their first-leg UEFA Champions...

Brazilian winger Malcom would help give Liverpool something that they're missing at Anfield.

Bordeaux's Brazilian forward Malcom passes the ball during the French Ligue 1 football match between Bordeaux and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) at The Mamut Atlantique Stadium in Bordeaux on...

A report from the Daily Mail on Thursday evening has suggested that Liverpool are considering a move for Bordeaux's Brazilian wonderkid Malcom this summer, among others.

Malcom has become one of the most in-demand young talents on the continent over the past two years, inspiring interest from the likes of Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain, and Tottenham.

Bordeaux's Brazilian forward Malcom shoots the ball during the French L1 football match between Bordeaux (FCGB) and Lyon (OL) on January 28, 2018, at the Matmut Atlantique stadium in...

It would be a pricey signing for a player who is still relatively unproven at the top level; Malcom only turned 21-years-old in February and is yet to be tested under the pressure of a club aiming for trophies.

But Malcom would instantly give Jurgen Klopp something that they've been missing since Coutinho left: creativity from out wide and unpredictability.

Philippe Coutinho of Liverpool leaves the pitch after being substituted off during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Leicester City at Anfield on December 30, 2017 in...

That's not to say that Sadio Mane and Mo Salah don't offer a little of that themselves but they're undoubtedly goalscorers, directly looking towards goal and in behind - a little in contrast to Malcom who is happier mixing things up.

Malcom is certainly more comfortable and direct out wide than Coutinho was as a natural wide player and could end up filling that role better than his compatriot was able to, giving Liverpool that extra magic from the wing to compliment the pace and energy of Salah and Mane.

Mohamed Salah of Liverpool celebrates with teammate Sadio Mane after scoring his sides first goal during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final Second Leg match between Manchester City...

The Brazilian would shake up the squad more than a move for Christian Pulisic would, even if the American is a more proven player, as while Pulisic adds something very similar to what's there, Malcom simply mixes things up a bit with a new style of play.

In the end, it will depend on what Klopp wants from his squad; does the Liverpool boss want to double down on a system that has worked excellently this season or does he feel it's time to mix it up?

We'll find out shortly.

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