John Aldridge isn’t always in the media highlights, except when he is advising his former club Liverpool. Now, the legendary Liverpool striker has asked the Reds to sign a striker. Not just any striker but a Tottenham player. In this era when Spurs have emerged as competition to Liverpool, it is hard to imagine Levy will be excited by this but the Irishman certainly makes sense.
Liverpool are asked to return to the club they beat in the Champions League final for a player that may provide quality in depth to the Merseysiders. Even if the suggestion is a bit disrespectful after playing the final only a fortnight ago, both clubs could benefit from such a deal as Liverpool will have to pay over the odds to get their man.
Their only other option according to Aldridge is Wilfried Zaha, who will be still more expensive given the tax on domestic players. Writing for his column in the Sunday World, here’s what Aldridge suggested Liverpool should do:
‘It seems crazy to suggest a side that has just won the Champions League and collected 97 points in the Premier League title race last season need to spend big to bolster their attacking options, but I have felt for some time that a top class centre-forward would give this Liverpool team an extra dimension.’
– Aldridge via Football365
Aldridge’s reason is good, but Daniel Levy will not be interested
Aldridge says the departure of Daniel Sturridge opens up a place in the squad- a striker who isn’t always in the Starting XI but does make a difference when the club needs something other than a front three of Salah, Mane and Firmino.
Daniel Levy is himself in the market for a number of positions in the squad. He would be unwilling to create one more gap in his team at a time when they can add up some talent and make a fist of it once again in Europe and England.