TRANSFER TARGET: Ashley Young

By on April 26, 2011

In the second part to ‘Players We Want @Liverpool’, we show the strengths and weaknesses of signing Ashley Young in the summer transfer window. To see out first edition, click here, the first person was Eden Hazard.

Liverpool have recently been linked (several times) with Aston Villa trickster, Ashley Young and Damien Comolli is apparently a known admirer of the player with his dribbling and crossing ability from the wing, but most importantly, he will be able to slot right in at left wing.

His year can be described in a single word, ‘Frustrating’. He has had a brilliant season when it comes to the numbers, garnering a total of 8 goals and an whipping up an incredible number of 12 assists. Nani is the top with 14, but it doesn’t get THAT much closer.

Aston Villa have been struggling for much of this season after Martin O’Neil’s rather controversial departure from Villa Park last summer, with Gerard Houlier coming in and in all honestly, not boosting the morale around there at all.

Here is what we could expect from Young should he join Liverpool next season:

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15 Comments

  1. Chambers

    April 26, 2011 at 9:49 am

    Do you ever remember what you write the next day? Yesterday you had Hazard ( a RW player) “slotting in on the left..” and now you have the idiot Young also on the left? Make your mind up and get back to us….

    • livfc

      April 26, 2011 at 10:16 am

      You make a valid point, but are you really that naive to think that a right winger cannot play on the left wing and vice versa? Many of the top managers require players to play in a variety of different positions. Taking Lucas as an example of what not to do (transitioning him for an attacking role to a defensive role) it could be said that its not a good thing to do. However the difference between right and left wing is minimal, particularly for talented two footed players like young and hazard… in summary…. your an idiot

  2. tony

    April 26, 2011 at 10:07 am

    dont want a young rather have downing

    • Nwoko

      April 27, 2011 at 11:09 pm

      I like suggection of bring ashely young to man utd

  3. Old Timer

    April 26, 2011 at 10:15 am

    Ashley Young is a class player, proven in the EPL. However, he is right footed and plays on the left as a cut-in second striker. Liverpool may be looking for an out and out left footed winger who crosses the ball for Carroll.The two types are not a match!Yes, all can admire Ashley Cole, but is his style what KK is looking for?? If they want him to put in crosses, then maybe they should put him on the right wing and instruct him to stay out, but then how would he compare to Hazard, Milner, Adam Johnson, etc? The same thing applies to most positions – it is not just about who is a good player in any given position, but is his style of play what KK envisages for the team and the way he wants it to play. For example, do we want a defensive left back or a left wing back – two different style of players!It is not just a matter of buying class players as that does not make a team, but of getting players who play a certaim way, even if they are not rated as the best in their position- preferably as one of the best exponents of a particular style of play. That balancing act is what KK is there for!

  4. Stannyharry

    April 26, 2011 at 10:44 am

    Pls just get me hazard at lfc,his got wat we need, and we need a striker,the midfield is ok.

  5. Rob

    April 26, 2011 at 11:28 am

    Sanchez or Hazard different class with young we will at least pay 10m over. Liverpool need a true trickstar Sanchez has it all still nice to dream

  6. elnino

    April 26, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    With Young we are sure know what we get, He has the experience in BPL. It would be good to have him in our team. Hazard is a great talent, but with no experience of BPL will struggle to cope with its physical nature. Ronaldo and Nani have both struggled few seasons before they settled in this league, it will happen with Hazard as well. Will our fans have patience to put up with him. He will be good signing if we also bring in couple of more attacking players.

  7. Rob

    April 26, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    A great player can play in any league

  8. Old Timer

    April 26, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Seems that we already have, or are about to have, a pre-contract agreement with french bosman left winger Sylvain Marvieux for free. David Comolli also seems about to agree the capture right winger Payet from his old club ST.Ettienne for about £7M. That gives us out and out left and right wingers to supply Carroll for an expenditure of only £7M, which seems more realistic given that we also have to bid for another 4 or 5 players (LB, CB,CB, DCMF, ACMF, Striker). All the journalistic talk about us spending £20M on this famous player and that famous player seems just fanciful article writing.We will get young, good, but cheap as much as possible, perhaps with just one “marquee signing” that we cannot get somebdy as good cheaper.

  9. Hitne

    April 26, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    You’re more than welcome to Young. Vastly overrated, I think Villa fans would mostly prefer to keep Downing and have Albrighton feature more. He can’t cross, and despite this fact claims a monopoly on all free kicks and corners. He falls to the floor far too easily, and bar one amazing season has largely left us frustrated.

    If we can get 15million plus, I’d be more than happy for him to go.

  10. SuaRed

    April 26, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    Totally agree with Stannyharry here!

    Eden Hazard is a supremely gifted individual for me more than both Sanchez and young! and in answer to elnino Suarez had no EPL experience and look at him!

  11. Polo

    April 26, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    Leave him alone, everyone. He doesn’t know that Young is nailed on for Man Utd.

  12. Rob

    April 26, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    SuaRed I would love Hazard to come to LFC better the young by miles but sanchez?

  13. David

    April 28, 2011 at 2:31 am

    lol Young to Liverpool? In your dreams, Why would he lower himself leaving a bigger club in Villa to join liverpool. Watch him sign a new villa deal!!

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