15 Dec 2015

Liverpool Mega-Deal? Klopp convinces FSG to sign 'extraordinary' €25m Man Utd reject. Madness?

With Daniel Sturridge constantly injured, Danny Ings out for the season, and Christian Benteke and Divock Origi inconsistent, Liverpool arguably need a new striker during the January transfer window, and reports in Italy suggest that Jurgen Klopp has his eye on 'extraordinary' ex-Man United striker Giuseppe Rossi.

According to ItaSportPress (Part of Italian newspaper Gazetta Dello Sport):

"Liverpool are interested in Giuseppe Rossi [and] the Reds are willing to pay €25m to secure the transfer. Klopp has convinced FSG to sign Rossi, who is currently meditating upon the move".

This can't be true...can it? If it is, then serious questions need to be asked about Klopp's judgement in the transfer market.

Consider the following:

* 959 days out injured in the last four seasons. 959 days! That's the equivalent 31 months (!)

* TWO cruciate ligament injuries, and a serious knee injury in the last three years.

* Averaged only 19 games a season over the last five years.

In the ever-prescient words of John McClane, and Jordan Belfort:


Irrespective of his goals/assists record (which is creditable), the fact that Rossi has TWO cruciate ligament injuries in his recent history should automatically rule him out of a transfer to Liverpool.

As I've argued before, FSG should institute an immediate moratorium on buying players with a significant injury history, and the manager should be barred from even considering any player who has suffered a cruciate ligament injury in the recent past.

This should be even more of a priority under Klopp, whose 'heavy metal football' approach involves exhausting exertion on the field, which - as his tenure at Dortmund proves - inevitably leads to regular injury problems.

Given Daniel Sturridge's endless injury problems, it's surely inconceivable for Liverpool to target a striker with an even more injury record?!

Author: Jaimie K



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