Former Chelsea player, Sky pundit and Times podcast contributor Tony Cascarino has highlighted what he believes Liverpool should do next summer in regards to our striking options…
Although in truth, it’s a mighty ambitious claim, and from the research we’ve done – based on very, very little.
Cascarino reckons that despite Daniel Sturridge’s brace against Spurs, he has no long-term future at the club and that after this season he should be offloaded. In his place, the barbarically quick Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang would be the perfect fit, he says.
“I don’t think he has a future at Liverpool. I don’t think he fits into Jurgen Klopp’s team. I would get the man from Borussia Dortmund – PEA. He is lightening quick. He may fit,” Cascarino told The Times’ Game Podcast.
Would we welcome ‘PEA’ with open arms? Naturally – he’s the perfect Klopp attacker – but his price-tag would be monumental and we’re actually already happy with our forward options.
While there’s no long-term guarantees on Sturridge’s future (although we’d love him to fully adapt to Klopp’s tactical demands), we’ve got the supremely talented Divock Origi chomping at the bit for more first-team action. We’d hate another arrival, however good, to stunt the Belgian’s progression.
What’s more, in Coutinho, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino, we already have the most dynamic, technically astute front-three in the country.
So while Cascarino’s declarations are fanciful and will entice some, we’ll stick with what we have, for now.