21 Nov 2014

Amazing Stats: LFC plan new bid for 'fantastic' £26m goal-machine with 118 goals/assists in 124 apps

With Liverpool desperately in need of striker who can actually score, Brendan Rodgers is reportedly planning an urgent January move for CSKA Moscow striker Seydou Doumbia.

Liverpool were linked with Doumbia back in 2012, and according to The Mirror this week:

* Rodgers is 'considering' a January offer for Doumbia, who has a £26m release clause in his contract.

* LFC scouts watched 26-year old Doumbia score two goals in CSKA's recent 2-1 Champions League victory over Manchester City.

When asked on Thursday about Premier League interest, Doumbia's Agent, Bernard Beytrison, revealed:

"There is a lot of interest from England, Spain, Germany and Italy. He's a cannon and there are not many around like him, but now he is under contract with CSKA and other clubs have to satisfy them to talk to the player."

Some info about Doumbia:

* Current contract expires in June 2016.
* 21 appearances for the Ivory Coast.
* Six major trophies with CSKA.
* 4 'Player of the Year' awards.

* CSKA: 118 goals/assists in 124 apps (82 goals/36 assists)
* Goal every 1.5 games; Goal/Assist every 1.0 apps
* Young Boys: 79 goals/assists in 79 apps.
* Career TOTAL: 205 goals/assists in 234 apps.
* Goal/Assist every 1.1 games.

118 goals/assists in 124 appearances for CSKA? That's an amazing creative return, and it's not a flash-in-the-pan, either. Doumbia has a long track record of prolificity in front of goal, and if the Reds are to splash the cash on another striker, it should definitely be a goalscorer with prodigious stats like this.

CSKA midfielder Pontus Wernbloom is a huge fan of Doumbia, and in a recent interview, he hailed the Ivorian as a 'fantastic striker' who 'loves scoring', and further enthused:

"In Russia he [Doumbia] scores in almost every game. Ehen he is on the pitch he can beat any team because if they give us some space he is deadly"

Importantly, Doumbia is am established and experienced footballer, which is exactly the type of player-profile Liverpool should (IMO) be prioritising. Plus, at the age of 26, he's entering the prime of his career, so if signed, his best is (theoretically) yet to come.

Alas, there is one major issue:

* Doumbia has suffered FIVE injuries over the last two years.
* In total, he's spent 315 days injured, and missed 55 games.
* His last two injuries = thigh strains, just like Sturridge.

Doumbia has an incredible strike rate, but with this in mind, I don't see how Liverpool can risk spending £20m+.



  1. Ahhh Jaimie, you've do it again! Completely burst the bubble of hope at the end there...

  2. Got to keep up the tradition :-)

  3. Nevergonnacrackthecode10:34 pm, November 21, 2014

    Yes jaimie now youre talking

    doumbia and martinez

    on our way too glory

  4. Nevergonnacrackthecode10:35 pm, November 21, 2014

    doumbia,martinez and origi should give us goals and plenty

    all investment should go to strikers this way we can afford it

    forget midfielders we ahve sterling,coutinho and lallana

    we have spent enough on defenders

  5. Nevergonnacrackthecode10:37 pm, November 21, 2014

    doumbias injury record should be taken into account little

    barca never saw suarez suspension days when they signed him

    and i think we all regret not signing remy because he might have a hear attack

    sign doumbia sign doumbia sign doumbia

  6. dont pop the champagne yet

  7. Jk tends to edge his bets when commenting on a player ...its quite remarkable how a player can be race horse and a cart horse all in one paragraph

  8. Too late, the bottle is empty.He's drunk thinking about Doumbia in a Liverpool shirt!

  9. Jaimie's like that guy who offers to shake your hand, and then quickly pulls his hand away and says 'psyche!'

  10. No, this reality thing is much more than a tradition... Its a way of Life! ;-)

  11. Seeing as FSG prefer younger, cheaper players… I’d highly recommend Vincent Aboubakar.
    I like the look of this 22 year old who recently signed for Porto.
    Big, fast, athletic… looks a real predator in front of goal.
    Won't hold my breath though... because sadly, we're not as smart as Porto.


  12. Martinez yes, but Doumbia seems like a Sturridge Mk 2, injury wise.

  13. The Transfermarkt website shows that Alexandre Lacazette has not had any injury issues whatsoever plus he is a player who can create something out of nothing. We actually did show interest in him but he did not want to leave Lyon but we should really try to get him before another club does.

  14. Doumbia and Musa double swoop will be gud..we can repeat SAS partnership again

  15. Never mind January - B R nedds results to go his way in next 2 weeks or I fear he wont see January - Hope he is not stupid enough to play Mario upfront on his own tomorrow ??????

  16. Balotelli is unlikely to play. Lambert up on his own which is going to slow down our play even further.

  17. Right now I'd settle for Berahino or Bony or anyone who knows the back of the net!

  18. Hasn't Bony signed new contract? He will be off to African cup shortly too. Wouldn't be surprised if Gerrard or Coutinho are our top scorer this season with 7 goals. Mignolet knows the back of the net pretty well - unfortunately

  19. Bony was my choice since Luis Suarez did his last Grimlock impression in Brazil. He would have thrived and been better for the team than what we ended up i.e. Tricky Ricky and Super Mario.

  20. Nevergonnacrackthecode10:22 am, November 22, 2014

    a song for balotelli
    mario balotelli
    he likes to put jelly on his belly
    then he watches telebtubies
    on the telly
    he loves r kelly
    he is sometimes very smelly
    his best mate is nelly
    when he plays he plays in a shelly

  21. It's Saturday morning. How can you already be drunk?

  22. It will be difficult to find a tune to do justice to such moving and poignant words.

  23. Nevergonnacrackthecode11:01 am, November 22, 2014

    my days ruined i thought we were playing today

  24. Nevergonnacrackthecode11:02 am, November 22, 2014

    i thought the game was today
    i cant believe i have to wait a whole day

  25. Just as long as you're not still saying that tomorrow evening

  26. Nevergonnacrackthecode11:06 am, November 22, 2014

    but we need a front man as well

    lacazete............ sterling........lallana...........doumbia

    with origi,coutinho and ibe as back up
    seriously i am dying wow what an attack i am gonna pray for that
    looks nice to me we will have to cut our losses on markovic,balotelli and sell borini,lucas , allen

  27. He could be down under like me, where it's Saturday night...speaking of which, why the f*** am I not drunk?

  28. Swansea were probably holding everyone ransom for Bony's signature. Now that he has signed a year extension suggests that one massive buyout clause has been inserted. Will not be worth spending a massive amount when there are better players out there.


  30. So that is about £180m, maybe more. Let me make the call to FSG and see what they say...

  31. You left out his pet piggy

  32. Don't tell me - its called Nelly

  33. People in my home town are already throwing up at that time..

  34. B Rodgers main priorities in January should be:

    Shipping these SIX dead wood average players in January:

    B Jones(32) GK K Toure(33) CB G Johnson(30) RB

    L Leiva(27) DM Suso(20) AM F Borini(23) FD

    B Rodgers should be given whatever he can get on the sales of these players above and another £70M off the owners to bring in some experienced proven class quality, B Rodgers has wasted too much money on potential which has not come good for club over his reign.

    And now he needs to start bringing in established experienced players who are at the maximum level or about to hit their level, club needs the class, quality and consistency now not in 2 - 5 years time.

    And B Rodgers needs to bring in these three players as his First and Main Priorities: GK DM CM

    A Commanding GK: Someone who the back 4 rely and trust, who will command the box and have a presence about them.

    1: A Begovic(27) Of Stoke should be brought for £8-£12M to displace S Mignolet(26) from the first 11 and then for both of them to compete for the Number 1 spot week in week out.

    A mobile Tough tackling Defensive Enforcer/Midfielder to sit in front of back four, nulify attacks, break down plays, stop oppositions best attacking players dictate tempo and play and offering protection to back 4 that club so DESPERATELY NEED.

    2: Y M'Villa(24) Of Rubin Kazan( On Loan at Inter Milan) Or C Tiote(28) Of Newcastle , one of these mobile tough tackling enforcers needs to be brought to the club for £10-£14M

    A box to box, class, creative, goal scoring, Mobile Centre Midfielder is needed, A midfielder who is match winner , who can pop up with vital important goals in big games is needed.

    3: Y Cabaye(28) Of PSG should be brought for £14-£17M to compete with S Gerrard(34).

    And then B Rodgers needs to bring in these 3 class creative experienced goal scoring mobile pacey quick attacking players to squad for £59M: ( Amount Man United spent on one player: A Di Maria(26) )

    1: RWF/LWF: Pedro(27) Of Barcelona for £22-£27M to compete with R Sterling(19) Spanish International

    2: RW / LW: K Bellarabi(24) Of Bayer Leverkusen for £10-£15M to compete with L Markovic(20) German International

    3: FD: L Adriano(27) Of Shakhtar Donesk for £14-£17M to compete with D Sturridge(25) Brazilian International

    These three attacking players would bring more class, creativity, mobility, pace and speed to squad. And with these three attackers brought to club, if Sterling(19) and Sturridge(25) were to ever be out injured together. The first 11 could still field side with class, creativity, goals, mobility, pace and speed in the attacking third.

  35. Nevergonnacrackthecode2:13 pm, November 22, 2014

    what happend to doumbia,lacazette,martinez and musa?

  36. 4 of your dead wood players have a strong case of playing in the starting 11.

  37. Nevergonnacrackthecode2:33 pm, November 22, 2014

    dead wood:
    balotelli, borini,johnson, lambert ,jones

    maybe dead wood
    enrique,lovren?,markovic ,sakho,mignolet ,gerrard

    good players:

    great players:

  38. Oh YES include Balotelli in the deal. Russia is a perfect place for him!

  39. Have you seen the recent Balo comments- he gives himself 7.5/10 for his performance this season. A point more than when he played for City because for us he runs a lot

  40. Nevergonnacrackthecode2:41 pm, November 22, 2014

    russias really racist
    and balotelli found italy racist imagine russia

  41. I seem to recall you saying that manquillo was the worst ever player to play for Liverpool.

  42. Nevergonnacrackthecode2:43 pm, November 22, 2014

    football opinions can change quickly he has endeared himself after keeping ronaldo single handidly quite

    i forgot allen from the list
    where do you think he goes i think second criteria

  43. Nevergonnacrackthecode2:53 pm, November 22, 2014

    chelsea vs west brom rooting for west brom
    everton vs west ham rooting for everton
    leichster vs sunderland rooting for sunderland
    man city vs swansea rooting for city
    newcastle vs qpr rooting for qpr
    stoke vs burnley rooting for burnley
    arsenal vs man utd rooting for arsenal

    does anyone want different results?

  44. All draws preferably 0-0

  45. Nevergonnacrackthecode3:00 pm, November 22, 2014

    before tommorows game i wnat us to be as low as possible this might give them the kick they need to push on and make rodgers realize

  46. Nevergonnacrackthecode3:10 pm, November 22, 2014

    bony scores

  47. doumbia or martinez...but i am afraid BR will sign berahino

  48. What 4 dead wood average players would change way team are playing now? None of them or they would be playing!!!!!!!!!!