By Karam Raj
Going through the papers and tabloids from the weekend,i think its pretty safe to say Liverpool football club is deploying most of its funds into recruiting young players..Not only that,i think there is a stark similarity between the rumoured targets – They’re all English.
One question,why English? To be fair it goes well with the FIFA homegrown players’ rule + it will also lessen the language barriers between the players and the manager..but going through the targets we’re supposedly trying to get at Anfield,do you think they fit the bill? Especially with the price tags they’re carrying?
Dont get me wrong,young English players do have a lot of potential indeed,but are they the type of players we need at the moment?
In my opinion,we should pursue those players more who are either more technically efficient such as the likes of Silva(though he isn’t a realistic prospect) or Juan mata(Very realistic prospect) or someone with that electric pace and dribbling skills to get past opponents and provide that only lacking aspect to our frontline.
But if English players are high up on the priority list,then only a handful players come to my mind.
-Ashley young is one,but apparently he’s already snubbed us for Utd.
-Connor wickham is another,who,to be honest i haven’t seen of much but he’s only 18 and from what ive heard he has tremendous potential to be a class player in the future
-The last one,probably the only player amongst the 3 we haven’t been going after,which is actually quite surprising in all honesty,is Adam Johnson..When given a chance,he’s never let his side let down and possesses the sweetest of left foots + i think he could very well want to come to our side..He’s already not getting a lot of first team action at Eastlands at the moment,which is bound to decrease even more with the inevitable arrivals of world class talent at city..He may not come cheap,but if you’re willing to pay 18m for a player like Henderson,then i don’t think paying a little over the odds for Johnson should be a problem.
I did not include the likes of Aaron lennon or Theo Walcott in there because i think they’re both very inconsistent with their performances and would rather be a waste of money than an investment for the future.