14 Oct 2012

'It would be interesting!' - £15m LFC striker target responds to transfer rumours

Liverpool are in desperate need of a new striker (or two) in the January transfer window, and the latest goalscorer to be linked with the club is Borussia Dortmund attacker Robert Lewandowski, who is also on Manchester United's wanted list.

Last night, Reds manager Rodgers made it clear that he expects funds to be made available in January to improve his 'thin' squad. He said:

"There are still areas we want to reinforce — and we have to reinforce as soon as we can.

"We’re a very thin squad and we are having to challenge on a lot of fronts.

"I’ve had good conversations with the owners and they understand where we are at as a team"

According to The Guardian, Lewandowski is on Brendan Rodgers's wish list, but although the striker admits he 'likes' English football, it seems that he has no real interest in leaving the Bundesliga right now. He told Sky Sports:

"It wouldn't influence me at all [if scouts were watching him]. I haven't got plans to change clubs. I have a contract with Borussia and I focus on that.

"I haven't had the chance to play in England but, maybe, one day. What I like about British football is that it is fast and hard. For sure it would be interesting".

Manchester United are also hot on Lewandowski's trail, as confirmed by his Agent, Maik Barthel in June:

"The offer from Dortmund is not enough and I can confirm there is interest from Manchester United"

If £15m-rated Lewandowksi has to choose between Liverpool and Manchester United then as long as the Reds are not in the Champions League, he's sure to choose Alex Ferguson's team.

In any event, is the 24-year old Pole the type of player who would fit into Rodgers' team? Could he form a good partnership with Luis Suarez? His stats are quote good, but he's had only one great season for Dortmund so far, and his games-per-goal-ratio has decreased after making the step up to the Bundesliga:

* 41 goals in 82 games for Lech Poznan.
* 42 goals in 98 games for BD so far.

Jaimie Kanwar


  1. The stats are pretty good I guess, but I've never been impressed with his overall contribution in any live match I've watched him play in. Not a marquee signing for my money.

    Get in Sturridge + another fast match-winning striker (Doumbia if he returns from injury?) and I'm happy.

  2. FSG wll not even look at him for the asking price. With the current position LFC is at , attracting world class players is not going to be easy.
    We will be looking at players at below 6mil bracket.

  3. He would be better off staying at Dortmund, instead of coming to us. Great league, decent money, exciting team and CL football. I like him, he might not be creme de la creme but he is a very good forward and is not one of those 'rely on service' players as he is able to contribute with his movement and hold up play to the team play. Not afraid to work hard from the front as he has very good stamina, which is paramount for Dortmund's high and quick pressing game. That aside, he is a very good mover in the box, in terms of getting on the end of things. Wouldn't surprise me if Rodgers was looking at players that play at Dortmund, Bilbao, etc, as these teams have some similarities to the playing style he uses. Whether we need another striker or instead a wide forward that can contribute goals as well as fluidity from the right, I don't know as Suarez seems likely to continue as the central striker under Rodgers.

  4. He surely is a lot better than Kiessling, whom you've featured the other day. For 15m we might find better quality elsewhere, though.

  5. i think your being a bit harsh 6 million but we are definitly no longer going to spend big

  6. good striker with pace and finishing abilities however barrios would have been a much better option he was also available to bad we never made a move when we had the chance

  7. I would be happy with Lewandowski a good finisher and would fit in nicely and as long as the current rumours about getting Darren Bent are around anything but him.