It remains all quiet on the red half of Merseyside at the moment when it comes to transfers, with few players strongly linked with a move to Liverpool as the start of the new Premier League season approaches.

Ibrahima Konate is the only addition so far having arrived from RB Leipzig early in the window, and that seems likely to remain as the case next week when the Reds face Norwich City on the opening weekend.

Jurgen Klopp is said to be searching for a forward player who can immediately make a difference for his team on the pitch while also possessing enough potential to evolve into something more further down the line, with Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah acting as perfect examples.

There isn't an endless selection of players who meet such a criteria, although Jonathan David is a talent who has made Liverpool 's shortlist in the past before the club opted to secure the signature of Diogo Jota.

Still just 21-years-old, David is younger than the typical attacker who comes to Anfield as the Reds tend to chase players who are around the age of 24, but his performances have hinted at an ability to reach a very high ceiling.

Over the course of his past three campaigns, the Canadian has scored 12, 18 and 13 league goals in Belgium and France, with just three of those originating from the penalty spot.

David has 40 non-penalty goals and 15 assists to his name at the age of 21, with his current club, Lille OSC, operating a policy of selling their best performers for a profit once they showcase impressive form.

He arrived in France from Gent just one year ago for around £25m and has another four years remaining on his deal, which is perhaps a reason why any deal would be difficult to negotiate, but many clubs in France appear willing to sell this summer for financial reasons.

Unlike Mane, Salah and Jota, David is more in the traditional striker mould than a wide forward having been deployed through the middle for most of his career, yet he's still quick enough to threaten in behind with penetrating runs.

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A hard worker without the ball, David should be comfortable executing Klopp's intense brand of football, and he's remarkably two-footed which is a trait that seems to be admired by the recruitment team at Anfield.

He uses his right foot 76% of the time, which closer to the 50/50 split between both feet than the large majority of players, with Mane and Jota also proving to be very capable.

Jack Grealish - for example - uses his right foot 93% of the time, Raheem Sterling is 89% right-footed, and Salah is 84% left-footed, which highlights David's two-footed nature.

Ultimately, it could be a transfer that Liverpool decide to explore further down the line but regardless, David certainly seems to fit the criteria.

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