Lawrenson urges Jurgen Klopp to sign Gareth Bale from Real Madrid

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Liverpool legend Mark Lawrenson has urged Reds boss Jurgen Klopp to consider a move for Gareth Bale during this summer’s transfer window. The Wales international has been deemed surplus to requirements under the guidance of Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid, but so far, he has remained in the club’s ranks with no suitable offers.

Speaking to Goal.com, Lawrenson suggested that the Reds should seek to land the signature of Bale from the former European champions. He added that Klopp could get the best out of the former Tottenham Hotspur man with the assurance of regular gametime from the left side of the midfield, he said: “I think Klopp could get the best out of him.

“The only problem is would he fit into that front three but you could even play him on the left of the three in midfield and let him bomb on. He’s such a good player and such a talent. He just needs to be loved and Klopp would be the perfect fit to do that. People say he’s got injury problems and all that but Klopp would get him mega fit.”

Despite Lawrenson’s comments, a move appears for Bale appears unlikely, considering Klopp has already indicated that the attacker would prove expensive with the wages and transfer fees involved. As such, it seems that the Merseyside outfit may complete the transfer window without a senior outfield signing, though things could change during the closing stages.

Liverpool recently suffered a penalty shoot-out defeat to Manchester City in the Community Shield. The Reds played out a 1-1 draw in normal time but they were the dominant team during the second period where they had multiple chances to find the net. Among those, Mohamed Salah got the best opportunity to score the winner, but he was denied after a sublime goal line clearance from Kyle Walker.