For what seems like every transfer window in the last few years, Liverpool have regularly been linked with a move for ex Man Utd striker, Diego Forlan. Everyone knows how much he struggled during his time in England but we are all also aware of how prolific he has been since moving to Spain, picking up numerous awards, including the Golden Boot and being recognised as the best player at last year’s World Cup Finals.
For me personally, signing Forlan would be an absolute no brainer. He’s been one of the deadliest strikers in Europe for years now (even though last season wasn’t his greatest for Atletico Madrid) and would be able to work well with Luis Suarez seeing as they’re already international teammates. In terms of reasons not to buy the Uruguayan, I can only think of two things; his connections to Manchester United and his age, which is 32.
For him to accept a transfer to Man Utd’s fiercest rivals, he knows he would have to be professional enough to put aside his loyalties for the good of Liverpool, so I wouldn’t see that as much of an issue. In terms of age, I can actually see the positive side to it. With him being a big name striker, he would obviously be expecting plenty of game time were he to arrive here, but at the age of 32 he would be more accepting of a role as a backup option to Suarez and Carroll.
I have to say I’m happy with our strike partnership as it currently is. I fully expect Suarez to be one of the main candidates for player of the season while Andy Carroll’s physical presence up front will help us win crucial points that we weren’t able to in certain matches last season. Aside from them though, we have Dirk Kuyt who is reliable for sure but is mostly played on the right side of midfield and then we have David Ngog who has potential but looks likely to be departing in the near future.
What I see is space in the squad for one more top striker. Manchester City have gone over the top in making sure they have decent cover up front but in my opinion, just one more top class forward would be enough for us to launch an effective assault on the Premiership. The key to improving the squad is upgrading on what we already have. Being able to call on someone with the ability of Diego Forlan as opposed to David Ngog sounds a lot more appealing and it is these kinds of intelligent signings we should be looking out for.
Having just lost Sergio Aguero however, I can’t see Atletico Madrid being comfortable with the sale of Forlan while his past links to Man Utd may prove too strong for him to move to Liverpool. What I will say though is that if Diego Forlan were to be signed, I would happily welcome him and I would be extremely confident about the strike force we have at our disposal. Time will tell whether Liverpool’s interest in him is genuine or not but would you be happy with the signing of Diego Forlan?
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