15 Nov 2015

Liverpool Transfer? Carra hails 'astonishing' £15m goal-machine who broke Sturridge's LFC record. Barcelona also interested

Liverpool continue to be linked with a move for £15m-rated Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy, and Reds legend Jamie Carragher has not joined the striker's growing list of admirers.

In his column for the Daily Mail this week, Carra named Vardy - who recently beat Sturridge's record of 8 straight goals in the Prem - as one of the top five players of the season so far, and raved:

"He [Vardy] has made astonishing progress, and scoring in nine straight games is not due to good fortune".

Ax-Manchester United striker Ruud Van Nistelrooy is the only player in Premier League history to score in nine straight games, so that just shows the strength of Vardy's achievement. Vardy's feat is even more impressive, for the following reasons:

* He's done it in one season. Van Nistelrooy's scoring streak took place over two seasons. Started: March 2003 (during the 02/03 season). Ended: August 2003 (during the 03/04 season).

* RVN played under one the greatest managers in history, and alongside vastly superior players (Beckham, Keane, Scholes, Giggs, Ronaldo etc).

Despite this, Liverpool fans don't seem to want Vardy:

Real Madrid and Barcelona are also reportedly tracking Vardy, and what an amazing story it will be if he can secure a move to one of those clubs.

From Non-League football to Barcelona in three years? It's the player equivalent of Brian Clough leading Nottingham Forest to a league title and TWO European Cups within three years of being promoted from Division Two (arguably the greatest managerial achievement in English football).

Vardy's chance of matching RVN's ten-goal record is under threat as he's currently struggling with an injury, but I hope he pulls through; as a neutral, I'd love to see him match, and then break, RVN's record.

Author: Jaimie K


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