Marco Silva has been talking about the striker situation at the club for the new season, and his latest comments have shed some light on the situation regarding number 9 position.
The signing of Moise Kean has pushed Oumar Niasse further down the pecking order leaving Dominic Calvert-Lewin in the squad made with Cenk Tosun, and now it looks like it will be the former Senegal international who will be leaving.
the Portuguese manager spoke to the Liverpool Echo yesterday: “Last season we started with Cenk, Dominic, Niasse and Richarlison.
“In this moment we have Cenk, Dominic and Moise Kean for that position and then we have Richarlison playing more out wide. I think it is the position he can perform better in, even if as a striker last season he did very good things for us in some specific games also.
“It is a matter of competition, but now, in this moment, we have our three strikers plus Richarlison.”
Marco Silva seemed to confirm that the Toffees will be holding on to the Turkey international despite interest in him from boyhood club Eintracht Frankfurt.
The omission of Oumar Niasse from his statement pretty much means the Premier League club are going to be offloading the player before the window closes in Europe, with Besiktas
and Trabzonspor and both in the mix for the striker.
Meanwhile, the Brazil international Richarlison was moved ot wide role after the South American struggled to play as a striker last campaign.