By Matt Farr

Don Hutchison has urged Liverpool to sign Lyon goalscorer Alexandre Lacazette this summer to end their woes in front of goal.

Jurgen Klopp’s side have struggled for goals of late, despite leading the goalscoring charts in the Premier League this season with 55 goals.

Liverpool have mustered just nine league goals from their last seven matches, and Hutchison believes that Lacazette can solve their problems.

The former Reds player admitted on his personal Twitter account on Tuesday that Liverpool were in dire need of a goalscorer who could score at least 20 goals for the club.

Lacazette, 25, is currently one of Europe’s most prolific goalscorers this season, and fits the billing for Liverpool’s new 20-plus goal striker.

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The France international has netted 22 goals from 22 league appearances, and has added five goals from nine appearances in cup competitions.

The Telegraph claim that Lacazette, a long-term target for the Premier League, has been told he can leave Lyon in the summer, and Liverpool are believed to be keen.

Neither Daniel Sturridge or Divock Origi have found the back of the net since the former’s strike in the 2-2 draw with Sunderland on January 2 – an alarming statistic for Klopp’s men.

The pair have scored just 14 goals between them in all competitions, with just 12 league games remaining.

Hutchison’s comments come after Liverpool gave yet another limp display in the 3-1 defeat to Leicester in the Premier League on Monday night, a loss which saw them fall 14 points behind Chelsea in the title race.

It was the sixth defeat Liverpool have suffered in all competitions since the start of 2017, in a month that has all but eliminated their chances of silverware this season.

In other Liverpool news, Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger has issued an emphatic response to Liverpool’s interest in Virgil van Dijk.

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