Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Jurgen Klopp perfect fit at Liverpool, says Stephen Warnock

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates scoring a goal
Aubameyang is a proven goalscorer in the Premier League (Picture: Getty)

Stephen Warnock believes Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang joining Liverpool would be a perfect fit for the player and the club and insists the Reds could agree a bargain deal for the 31-year-old.

Arsenal are trying to convince Aubameyang to sign a new long-term deal, but the striker has been linked with a host of clubs, including Premier League rivals Manchester United and Chelsea.

But Warnock, who came through Liverpool’s youth ranks as a player, urged Klopp to go after Aubameyang to act as a back-up frontman.

‘If I was Jurgen Klopp, I’d be going for him with a year left on his contract, and you’re wanting a goalscorer who can either come off the bench or play on a regular basis,’ Warnock told BBC 5 Live.

‘He will challenge the front three natural, he doesn’t need time to settle, you know he’s proven, he knows the manager and the manager knows what he’s about.

‘Aubameyang will be on big wages, but he won’t cost you big money to get him out with a year left on his contract and the age that he’s at.

‘Would Aubameyang like to go to a club like Liverpool, Manchester City or Manchester United?

Liverpool FC v Arsenal FC - Premier League
Klopp coached Aubameyang at Dortmund (Picture: Getty)

‘From his point of view, being a squad player at 31, competing for Champions League, competing for leagues, and he will win some trophies going to one of those three clubs – that’s what he wants at the end of his career.

‘And when you retire, to have that association with one of those clubs, as well as Arsenal, as well as Borussia Dortmund, what a CV you’ve got then.’

Aubameyang is a proven star in the Premier League and became the quickest Gunner to 50 league goals with his brace against Norwich.

The Gabon international achieved the feat in just 79 games, bettering Thierry Henry’s record of 83 matches.

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