Five pros and cons behind Liverpool’s rumoured interest in Radamel Falcao

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  • Injuries – Let’s get the most obvious point out of the way first. Falcao has only featured in 46 league games over the last two years. For the most part, his absence was all down to one injury – a knee injury which ruled him out for six months. However, he’s still not hit top form since then and might never be the same again.
  • Wages – Falcao’s wage demands are likely to stretch us severely, even with the likes of Suarez, Gerrard, Carragher, Reina and Johnson having gone in the last couple of years. Falcao was reportedly on around £346,000-per-week at Old Trafford last season (via the Star), something we simply could not match.
  • United – Falcao has spent a season at United, something which tends not to go down all that well with Liverpool fans. No player has moved directly between the two clubs in more than 50 years and while Monaco would technically be the team to sell him to us, we’d effectively be taking Louis van Gaal’s player.
  • Age – He’s already 29 and arguably past his peak – could we justify spending such huge money on an ageing player whose only experience of English football in his career so far did not end well at all?
  • Style of play – This depends on how you look at it. Some would say we need a different type of striker, considering the lack of success we’ve had over the last twelve months, but Falcao certainly won’t be a natural at the pressing style Brendan Rodgers favours.

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