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What Liverpool Need This January Is A True No 9

Date: 20th December 2011 at 7:00 pm
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has been, and should again be, a top Premier League striker but he’s the wrong man at the wrong time for Liverpool. Gradually Dalglish has found his best starting eleven, a starting eleven that creates the most chances, that apply the most pressure off the ball and that are the most reliable in the back. Carroll is far from the first name on the teamsheet and Liverpool need a no 9 that is the first name on the teamsheet, a footballer on par with the spine of Reina, Lucas, and Gerrard, that will be utilized playing alongside Suarez.

Fans of course enjoy the speculation espoused by nonsense football websites so let’s briefly indulge in one such profligate rumour; la vuelta del niño. The return of the kid. (Probably idle) speculation has recently been conjured up regarding Chelsea’s willingness to let Torres go for as little as £20 million, would Comolli and Dalglish be interested? Torres has shown only fleeting glimpses of what made him a kop hero in a blue shirt but romantics can imagine a resurgence in his once world class form should he return. Form is temporary and class is permanent; and Torres certainly had class, we shall see…

A return is unlikely, and very unlikely in January due to Chelsea losing Drogba and Kalou to the African Cup of Nations, Anelka to Shanghai etc but it would be surprising to see Villa Boas persevere with Torres beyond the summer.

David Villa’s fractured tibia means he won’t be passing any medicals anytime soon and has probably made up the minds of John W Henry and co, if indeed there ever was any real interest for a 30 year old that would most likely cost the best part of £30 million.

It could be argued the club have attacking options aplenty with Suarez, Bellamy, Kuyt, etc but without a 20 plus goal a season striker in the mix it’s always going to feel like we are muddling through. Liverpool need a number 9 that will spell the difference in turning these infuriating home draws into wins and balance the currently warped conversion rate. (The tally for hitting the woodwork this season alone is well into double figures already. (ed- 16 times!)

Liverpools best game of last season was the 2-5 win at Craven Cottage and the football was terrific to watch, it was hard to see how Carroll was going to fit into the rejuvenated side, not to mention his poor form practically rendering Downing redundant.

The squad still needs work, and while January isn’t the best time to do business the summer window will be much more difficult should Liverpool not be playing in the Champions league. Let’s just go for a solid no 9.

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10 thoughts on “What Liverpool Need This January Is A True No 9

  • Flauvio
    2 years ago

    Why don’t you at least wait for a the entire season to finish before slating our players off. Carroll was bought for the long-term, not as the finished article – He will be immense for us in years to come, mark my words. I wonder what you’re comments were on Lucas a few seasons back

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    • teesomethang
      2 years ago

      and by then u will be 7th on the log wishing if u had not dropped all those points at home to swansea,norwich,sunderalnd,city,demons.he is only saying andy may eventually come good but for us to cement a top 4 place,we need another striker whilist andy is finding his feet.

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  • Bill
    2 years ago

    Torres is coming back on loan in January

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    • Aussie Fan
      2 years ago

      I seriously doubt it, Torres will not return to LFC although I personally would like to see that happen. He will go abroad end of season or probably home to Spain. He is going nowhere in January.

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      • man
        2 years ago

        he was s.o.s to gerrard and KD in this month.. let see how.. he want back like bellamy..

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  • man
    2 years ago

    dont worry..

    dont be crazy about torres and caroll.

    >> torres are not good in chelsea system because another player no understand his sriking policy. He will good went we have gerrard and kyut.

    he not on-top because many keeper was deny his shoot. he must get more little comfident for clinical killer ‘El-Nino’ instict. Whos can give him?? Off Couse gerrard and KD.

    When he play at liverpool , he can make 1 man show goal, He very free.

    Now, we must look how he make a prograss with suarez, caroll, bellamy and kyut.

    20 million for 3 more years : good buisness what?

    Suarez > 8 match ban – why dont want to input torres in squad for recover 4th place..

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    • man
      2 years ago

      when liverpool play a game :

      we can make very high attacking movement number into the box. I`m not worry about attacking mid because the movement very good.

      The player in deffending line was good too. But im still scare about defensive mid. too loose. I like to fill spearing or henderson there, they need ‘gladiator’ atitude.. tackle,passing,passion,soul, game minded.. everything..

      and the big problem is Striker : get 1 more extremis striker like torres, don1t ask why.. whe in 27 now and the carrier in pick anytime before 30.. advantage to get him back.

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  • rajiv
    2 years ago

    if we sign back torres,this will mean that we havnt paid at all for caroll. 35m+20m=55m and torres went for 58m. would be great to see him back here at home. would also like to see marko marin at liverpool. watch his videos on youtube. terrific player with speed dribbling and passing

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  • Stykes
    2 years ago

    yeh whats yur problem with Carroll. If “King” Kenny had of bought a couple wingers who could cross a ball instead of overloading the middle of the park with panic/stupid buys then Carrolls ability could have been uilised like was seen last year against Liverpool when he tore them to bits.

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  • Jc
    2 years ago

    Ivica olic. Wants out of bayern. Proven goalscorer. Looking for a new challenge…

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