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Liverpool FC Transfer Rumours: Liverpool Working on Deal for Dortmund Forward

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On the eve of their visit to Chelsea, Liverpool found themselves linked with Borussia Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who's still got three years left on his deal at the Westfalenstadion.

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One of the biggest challenges over the coming weeks and months will be remaining patient with Liverpool. Not like it's been pleasant at really any point this season other than the first few weeks and a nice month or two in the middle, but transfer season is always, always the worst. It's difficult to get through in the best of times but after a season that's seen Liverpool struggle so badly on the heels of a busy summer in 2014 and still have a fair few needs to address, the transfer window in 2015 doesn't look like it's going to be easy to get through.

If there's any consolation thus far--thus far being more than a month before the summer window actually, you know, opens--it's that the club appear to be making approaches for (or, more likely, being randomly linked with) players that have the potential to bring some much-needed attacking verve into the squad. That's at least fun until one realizes that the reason Liverpool are linked with so many goalscoring/creative types is because they didn't score any goals this season and their best striker has made less than ten starts and is out until September.

Anyway, goals and pace and fun. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has those things, and after links with Ciro Immobile popped up to little positive reaction, rumour mongers are trying their hand with a player from Dortmund worth spending some money on, with Aubameyang among the standout performers in a squad that's struggled for long stretches of the season. He's matched his output from last season, which started well but cooled over the second half, with 18 goals, displaying plenty of promise and skill after making the jump from Ligue One.

That promise and skill could very well leave Liverpool jilted once again, as he's a talent that will surely draw attention from other clubs around the continent if he is open to offers. As with Memphis Depay and any other higher-profile target they're after, Liverpool's best bet is to try to get something done early, and to communicate serious interest that's backed up by competitive compensation for top-level talent. Aubameyang fits that bill, and he might be one worth pursuing.