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Nicol insists Lille striker Pepe not good enough for Liverpool

Liverpool legend Steve Nicol insists Lille striker Nicolas Pepe isn't worth pursuing as a transfer target.

Nicol isn't convinced the 24-year-old Frenchman is cut out to play for Liverpool in the top flight.

Speaking on ESPN, Nicol said: "I really don't get this one. Yes he's had a good season but he just doesn't look like a Liverpool player to me.

"He's a little unorthodox, he looks gangly. He has got it done, the stats bear that out.

"Unfortunately it is Ligue 1 and I'm not a huge fan of Ligue 1, I don't think the standard is particularly great.

"Before the season kicks off we know PSG have won the league. I'm not sure of this.

"I'm not sure where it's coming from to be honest but I don't think this guy fits in with Liverpool."

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