Liverpool were dealt a blow over the weekend as a deal for Lyon star Nabil Fekir ultimately fell through – and Jurgen Klopp will be in the market for attacking reinforcements.
The Reds have already secured midfielder Fabinho from Monaco, and had hoped to seal the signature of Fekir before Lyon pulled the plug on a deal at the last minute.
Finding another creavie player will be a priority, but Klopp is also looking at other attackers to boost his options beyond stars such as Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.
Another pacey winger to cover for Mane could be a priority, and the Liverpool Echo report that Klopp is now keen on a deal for Gent forward Moses Simon.
Simon, 22, started out in his native Nigeria before heading to the Netherlands with Ajax, Slovakia with Trencin and then Belgium with Gent, having made a January 2015 move.
The diminutive attacker, who can play out wide or up front, has blistering pace and has hit 21 goals in 136 games for the club, averaging around just five goals a season.
Simon won't be at the World Cup due to injury, but Liverpool are believed to be lining up a £10million swoop for the speedster this summer as cover for Mane.
Now, Liverpool fans have taken to Twitter to offer their reaction to the rumours, suggesting that Simon would be a bargain at just £10million, and the Reds should get a deal done as it's a 'no brainer' to bring him to Anfield to give Mane a break at times.
Moses Simon for 10m will turn out to be an absolute bargain. Get it done @LFC— . (@RapidRobbo) June 7, 2018
Simon Moses, Shakiri, Zaha... Just get one or two of them please! @lfc— Mazi Émeka (@UnkuEmmy) June 9, 2018
I hate how predictable we are when either Salah or Mane isn't on the pitch.
One or both of Shaqiri and Moses Simon plus Fekir and Alisson would be a dope window. A goal keeper is paramount or this will be an unsuccessful window in my opinion. Yes it's necessary to have strength in depth in attack and a new DM but Goal Keeper is the biggest hole for LFC.— Oliver West (@OliverWest100) June 7, 2018
Moses Simon & now Shaqiri linked with LFC...the takeaway from this is the wide attacking options need reinforcement...Mane & Salah can't play every match & it's imperative that the team have players available with similar skill set...pace,dribbling,strength the attributes https://t.co/Vw7BnU8rHF— Alvin Aloysius Mack (@AlvinMack2) June 6, 2018
Moses Simon for £10m is a NO BRAINER imo. Sign him @LFC.— The Lethal front 3'' (@k_dreads1) June 6, 2018
After watching YouTube videos I see in Moses Simon a raw potential that Klopp could work wonders with #LFC— Trent The Ginius (@Giniusbobby) June 6, 2018