Can Liverpool really afford to be in the market for this unstoppable goal-scoring talent?

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I would love to think that Liverpool could still compete for the best players. I’m just not so sure that that’s the case anymore.

A few seasons ago, talent was flocking to Anfield, nowadays, it just seems to get shipped out. It’s sad to see a couple of poor season’s throw Liverpool into an almighty rut that they just can’t seem to shake off.

The trouble is, it’s a vicious circle. Liverpool can’t stop the rot because they can’t attract the right players and Liverpool can’t attract the right players because they’re in the middle of a rot. More than anything else, most top players just want a shot at winning the Champions League – that or to pick up a meaty paycheck at Chelsea or Manchester City.

Suffice to say, it comes as a real shock when Liverpool get linked to a bona fide star. This is the case with Liverpool’s recent link to Napoli’s sparkling striking talent, Edinson Cavani. According to his agent:

“Liverpool and Arsenal are the first clubs Cavani has agreed to talk to. It is no secret that Cavani wants to play in England; it is one of his biggest dreams.” (Source: The Express).

This quote, to me, is hugely exciting. It proves that Brendan Rodgers is still pursuing top class players. More importantly, it proves that top class players are still intrigued by the prospect of joining the Reds.

There’s no denying that Cavani is one of the most highly sought after strikers in world football. He’s currently the top scorer in Serie A and has scored 57 goals in 81 appearances since joining Napoli back in 2010. That’s a fairly remarkable strike-rate. What’s more, he has the physique, strength and power to make it in the Premier League. He’s the kind of player who knocks defenders about with ease and I’m sure that fans would learn to love him fairly quickly.

More than anything else, however, he’d act as a great counter-point to Luis Suarez. Suarez is better technically, but Cavani is more of a pure finisher, can hold the ball up and pluck things out of the air (he’s the player Liverpool thought they were getting when they signed Andy Carroll).

The main question, however, must surely be whether Liverpool can afford to make a move for the Uruguayan. He certainly wouldn’t come cheap. The fact that Liverpool have declared their interest, however, seems to suggest there may be a chance of him making his move to Anfield in the future.

What’s your take? Can Liverpool afford to go after Edinson Cavani?  

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  • GK55 says:

    Oh yes! He also satated that he wants to be at proper club playing football, not just for money, like plastic Chelski and Man Chitty

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