While they have appeared generally clunky at times this season, the inability to put the ball in the net with enough regularity has been regarded by many as Liverpool’s main failing.
And it’s true that Liverpool’s approach play has improved with Raheem Sterling returning to the boil of late.
What they are crying out for is a top drawer finisher to start putting the ball in the onion bag. And if there is substance to these reports then Liverpool simply have to make a move.
The Daily Express reports:
MANCHESTER UNITED, Liverpool and Arsenal may be capable of pulling off a significant transfer coup after learning the availability of Karim Benzema.
Spanish sources are reporting that Carlo Ancelotti is prepared to listen to offers for his coveted French international.
Benzema flattered to deceive for some time after he joined Real Madrid in 2009. Manchester United also tried to sign him but he went to Spain and struggled initially. But, in the last two years particularly, he has turned most of the doubters with consistently brilliant performances (124 goals in 255 games for Real Madrid).
That’s why we find it hard to believe that Real Madrid would let him go right now. Incredibly he’s still only 26 and he could most certainly do a great job for Liverpool or Manchester United with his power, movement and sensational finishing ability.
But unless Real Madrid sign another world beater up top then we just can’t see this one happening any time soon.
Let’s take a look at Benzema in action. Can you see him going to Liverpool or Manchester United?