£6m is a small price to pay for Liverpool’s Plan B
We may not be a two man team that our critics love to point out, however our over reliance on Fernando Torres to put the ball in the back of the net has been highlighted on numerous occasions this season. We haven’t got a Plan B upfront and subsequently we have struggled as a result.
It has been a problem for a couple of years now and Roy Hodgson’s failure to improve the attack in the summer certainly caused a little confusion. Whether Hodgson believed that Milan Jovanovic would produce more of an attacking threat may have swayed his thinking, but it was a huge error on his part, given it was a lack of potency in the final third that cost Rafa dear last season.
David N’Gog has certainly improved this season, but is he really the answer long term? Hodgson, like Rafa, clearly doesn’t believe that Ryan Babel should be given the opportunity to stake a claim for a striking role, therefore we are rather stuck and subsequently short of options. The longer Fernando Torres continues to fire blanks, the longer our pain will go on.
There have been reports in the papers today that we are sniffing around Zenit St Petersburg striker Aleksandr Kerzhakov. The Russian has been in top form this season bagging 10 goals in 22 games and is reportedly Roy Hodgson’s top target in January. £6m is certainly a snip for a player of Kerzhakov’s class, and would provide us with the ideal Plan B for Fernando Torres.
Watch Aleksandr Kerzhakov in action below
A welcome addition to Anfield?
Written By Jerome Johnstone