Who is Anthony Mounier and why is he linked with Liverpool?

Today, reports in France are linking Montpellier winger Anthony Mounier with a move to Liverpool this summer.

Winger Anthony Mounier is currently enjoying what is perhaps his best season in Montpellier in Ligue 1.

The 27-year-old has scored six goals and contributed six assists while constantly pushing his team forward, becoming that spark everyone hoped he would be. It is of no surprise that the former Lyon youth player has today been linked with a move to Liverpool by French newspaper L’Equipe.

It would be a surprising move for all involved, and there is an argument to say that the forward isn’t quite at the level that Liverpool should be targeting, but is it testament to the season that he is having that these sorts of stories reveal themselves and are not as perpostorous as they may have once been.

Mounier has pace, loves to take people off the dribble and has an excellent right-foot. He plays mostly on the left and is for some reason less than effective when played on the more natural right-side.

He made the move to Montpellier the season after they won the title and was one of the players tasked with replacing Olivier Giroud and Younes Belhanda.

La Paillade is Mounier’s third Ligue 1 club and after spells at Lyon and Nice, it took until this his third season for him to really make the impact that was expected. Mounier would probably have his sights aimed much lower than Liverpool if he was to move and there is no doubt that the Anfield club should have their targets aimed much higher.

It’s not that Mounier is not a good footballer, but Liverpool need to be aiming much higher than the Montpellier man if they want to continue to challenge for a place in the top four next season.

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