Since few weeks, we are living a very exciting transfers window. Many rumours apart , sometimes false, sometimes stupid, LFC staff (King Kenny, Damien Comolli and John Henry) succeded to add three great players to the team: Henderson, Adam and Downing.
I will not talk about the Liverpool’s transfer policy (you can read it here: http://worldfootballcolumns.com/2011/07/15/the-scouser-report-soccernomics-moneyball-and-liverpools-transfer-policy/?like=1&_wpnonce=29b408ae32&wpl_rand=7a67aad8f3). After those three incomings, we are waiting for the cleaning of the “deadwood” : Joe Cole and Jovanovic (who have not shown on the pitch that they merit their wages), Poulsen (not good enough), Jones, and Konchelski (already gone). Other names can eventually be listed, and many fans are keen to add David Ngog too. Almost Black Cat few weeks ago, the French striker is still there, and one scenario is about he could still be an important player for us now or in a descent future.
If we follow the LFC’transfer policy, “we” (staff) are searching for young players, experienced in PL, hungry of playing, and matching traditions and purposes of the club. And if i’m still right, we are expecting for a striker to add to the squad…
But we already got one, who “seems” (i’m not the staff, so of course, i’m maybe wrong) to match all characteristics needed.
Ok, we just first have to be honnest about David Ngog. He’s not strenght as Caroll. Not technic speed and bold as Suarez. Not a hardworker as Kuyt. He’s just David Ngog: young and good striker. Serious and simple. Discreet and loyal. With enough speed and technic, and a great header capacity to score goals in PL.
Under Roy’s reign, he was one of the only few who didn’t disapoint. More: he was good. By far better than Torres. And the year before, when the spanish was injured, Ngog made more than a descent job again.
What can we blame him for wanting him to go? Are we amnesic about the job he already has done for us?
It was not easy to say, when Kenny became manager, that he was a part of plan of the King. And unfortunately was injured too…
The only problem of David Ngog is that he is a striker with lack of confidence. Only because he does’nt have a key role which can give him experience. A striker needs to score to be confident. And to score, a striker need time of playing.
Finally, if David is motivated and hungry, if he matches expectations of the staff, David can, at least, be a real part of the team. This year, or after a loan period why not.