It’s been an interesting few months for Wilfried Zaha.
The Crystal Palace star has scored a contender for Goal of the Season, switched allegiance to the Ivory Coast, and he’ll soon be playing under a new manager after Alan Pardew was relieved of his duties.
Zaha has three goals and six assists already this term and he’s attracting interest from a number of top clubs.
Tottenham tried to sign him in the summer but were thwarted by Palace’s asking price, so Liverpool won’t be getting him on the cheap.
Jurgen Klopp wants more attacking options as he’s set to lose Senegal international Sadio Mane to the African Cup of Nations – though he’s picking the wrong man if Zaha’s switch to the Ivory Coast is confirmed.
However, the major concern would have to be whether the attacking midfielder can succeed at a top club.
His spell at Manchester United was underwhelming and he quickly fell out of favour with David Moyes having failed to score a single goal in his entire spell at the club.
Given that Liverpool would have to pay at least £15million for him, he’d have to prove he’s worth splashing out on. What Klopp could do with more is an out-and-out striker like Daniel Sturridge, and preferably one with a more favourable injury record.
Question marks have also been raised over Zaha’s attitude in the past, hence his falling out with Gareth Southgate when he played with England’s under-21s.
Any potential move could depend on whether he’s happy to become a squad player, as he hasn’t shown quite enough at Palace to convince many that he could play a deciding role in a title race.