Liverpool fans have urged the club to sign Lille star Nicolas Pepe After midfielder xherdan shaqiri’s injury was confirmed, MySportDab reports.
Jurgen Klopp confirmed that Shaqiri would be spending some time on the sidelines after he tore his calf while on international duty with Switzerland.
The German said: “Shaq is still injured from the nationalteam and it will take a while until he is in again.
“He has a tear in his calf, so he will not be involved for a while.
”And now, Reds fans are adamant that they need to sign a replacement, with Lille’s Pepe at the top of their wish list.
The Ivorian has been linked with a move to Merseyside throughout the summer but he has yet to make his move.
One Liverpool fan wrote: “Maybe Shaqiri isn’t injured, he just really wants Pepe in the squad.”
Another said: “Luckily, Pépé plays in Shaqiri’s position.”
A third went with: “Seriously Shaqiri facing a spell on the sidelines with a calf tear we clearly need another attacker if we are waiting for the AFCON to finish maybe to sign Pepe then as soon as it’s done just sign him man.”
Pepe has also been linked with Arsenal, but the Gunners can’t afford to pay his buyout clause.
He recently suggested he wasn’t aware which club he would be playing for next season.
The winger is currently at the African Cup of Nations with the Ivory Coast, who are in a good position to qualify for the knockout stage in the coming days.