How To Solve Liverpool’s League Woes? Signing This Player Would Be A Start

By on April 17, 2012

Roberto-Soldado

This season Liverpool’s league form has been inconsistent and infuriating at times, but in cup competitions we’ve been brilliant and tactically outsmarted teams like Man City, Man Utd and Chelsea. So why have we been so poor in the league?

It could be a number of reasons like the players not playing their best and saving it for the special occasions. For example, the embarrassing 3-1 defeat to Bolton where we had a Carling Cup Semi-Final against Man City 4 days later. It could even be tiredness, poor tactics, lack of ability, etc.

To fix these problems the obvious answer is to buy more players who have experience to prevent complacency or lack of concentration. However, money doesn’t grow on trees and whether FSG will splash out big in the summer is unknown. It’s also unclear whether Liverpool will be able to attract world class players without Champions League football.

Before Damien Comolli lost his job he said there were top European players who were willing to join the project at Liverpool but was he just bluffing? And will Liverpool’s next Director of Football be able to sign the players we need?

The names being thrown around for the job are Johan Cruyff, who will employ his ‘total football’ philosophy to the club. And Txiki Begiristain formerly of Barcelona who’s made some average acquisitions like Henrique, Alexandr Hleb and Dmytro Chgrinskiy but also bought David Villa, Daniel Alves, Yaya Toure, Ronaldinho and a lot more. So, he has a decent strike record.

Where can Liverpool strengthen the team? Well it’s interesting because all positions have at least one back-up, but of course up front is where I’d like to see a new face and if there is only one big ‘marque’ signing in the summer, I’d like it to be up front. I’m not going to throw names around, instead I’ll give you the name of someone both appropriate and possible.

I like Roberto Soldado, he scores goals (more than Carroll and Suarez) and is as professional as they come. Also it’s a realistic signing because Valencia need to sell players to service their debt and if they can get enough for Soldado they won’t think twice a bout selling him.

Should Liverpool manage to sign the Spaniard, it raises the question; who’s going to drop out of the team? Unless Steven Gerrard moves back into a deeper lying central midfield position or takes up a role on the right, both of which aren’t his best positions, it seems unlikely we’d be able to accommodate Suarez, Carroll, Soldado and Gerrard in the side without someone being dropped or put in a position they’re  uncomfortable with. The most likely outcome would be Carroll dropping to the bench.

I’ve heard rumours that Dirk Kuyt is going to Feyenoord so that’s a few thousand off the wage bill, but also Joe Cole, Alberto Aquilani and Danny Wilson will be coming back from loans at the end of the season, so I’d expect some players to be sold in the next transfer window to make way for a couple of new signings. Hopefully Soldado will be one of them.

Who would you like to see come to Anfield in the summer? Get involved in the comments section…

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15 Comments

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  2. john

    April 17, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    falcao for me.

  3. ifeanyi

    April 17, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    victor moses please!!!

  4. ashley jannecke

    April 17, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    Roberto Saldado and lazar Markovic, to add creativity in the midfield. FSG should be bold enough to let Carroll go in the off season.

  5. bishop liverpool

    April 17, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    I will like Soldado as well.if we can get Adam Johnson from Man City,for Downing to switch to the right wing and Hendo should also play around the midfield.

  6. Tainy

    April 17, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    Falcao or soldado to play up front with Suarez Diego (on loan at athletico madrid) to add some creativity and flair to the midfield Adam Johnson would also be a good acquisition! I would also like to see Raheem Sterling and Suso get a run in the team before the season ends, as we have nothing to play for and nothing to lose in the league! Plus they are quality youngsters who would gain a lot from some first team football!

  7. LFC-DOOM

    April 17, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    To save LFC they have to relegate to Championship first then only they know what their problem is else will be forever mid class team or might starting to fighting with relegation teams. Outsmart others teams??? They don’t put as much effort as they want to those games so get your brain right.

  8. Rearno

    April 17, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    Salgado is good so is Rondon (malaga) and Leandro Damiao. Henderson on the wing sell adam and loaned players and get willian from shactar we need flair and a winning mentality!

  9. Scofield

    April 17, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    I will like lfc to buy sogado or afellay ,adam johnson ,christain tello.mario gomez. FERNADO . LORRENTE any three of this in striker role and in midfield .seydou keita. EASTBAN GRANERO Thiago. Gotze .javier matinez . Defence first carragher should go on bench and we need like .T .SILVA…AND FOR INFORMATION WE USE 4-3-3 enrique agger sketel johnson and midfield gerrad keita or thiago or granero and striker suarez lorrente afellay or tello sogado mario gomez and sub adam johnson

  10. Laurie

    April 18, 2012 at 3:40 am

    Liverpool needs to buy cavani, Suarez and cavani would be unstoppable, put Raheem sterling as starting RW he needs to start sooner or later why not now keep glen Johnson and sell Flanagan and spearing coz there good enough

  11. Rubin Jain

    April 18, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Get kalou or sturridge from chelse & modric or bale from tottehnam
    OR
    Get van persi frm aresnal & a Gud keeper like hart , Da gea , almuniya or cech

  12. Ketan

    April 18, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    Buy : muniain,gotze,javi martinez,cavani,matias suarez,dominguez
    Gk:reina
    DF:Johnson,skrtel,agger,enrique
    MD:lucas,muniain,javi martinez,gerrard
    FW:Suarez cavani
    sub:gotze,matias suarez,carroll,adam,coates,kelly,dominguez…
    Promising and average of 3 goals per match securing squad..Not defensly but also attacking one…Note it…

  13. olukanni tolulope

    April 19, 2012 at 1:01 am

    back: johnson, skrtel.agger, robinson, flanagan, kelly, coates, wilson, enrique,MIDFIELD: montolivo,javi martinez, coady, lucas, jonjo Gerrard aquilani ATTACKERS: adam johnson, downing, afellay, suarez, FORWARD:huntelaar, llorente, sterling, suso, caroll with a sensible tactics we wil achieve. KKD USE YOUR BRAIN AND STOP BUYING OVERRATED PLAYER, BUY THIS IDEA AND WE SHALL ALL ACHIEVE.

  14. Ody

    April 19, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    Realistically folks, we need to look at the possible moves not just names. We spent a lot last summer and only the foreigners are performing well. (Suarez, Enrique, Coates). We need three players who would walk straight into the starting eleven. We should cut our losses and loan out Carroll and Henderson including Shelvey. Kuyt may leave and probably Maxi too. Then get any of these realistic buys… 1. Roberto Soldado or Oscar Cardozo
    2. Marek Hamsik or Clint Dempsey
    3. Marko Marin or Adam Johnson

  15. James

    April 19, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    It’s highly unlikely Cardozo, Johnson and Hamsik are going to join, without CL football

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