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Huntelaar to Liverpool ?

November 7, 2012

Huntelaar for Liverpool

January transfer window is what Liverpool must be awaiting eagerly with a primary objective of signing a striker, who is capable of scoring 20 goals per season and end Liverpool’s crisis in front of goal. Luis Suarez is the only experienced striker currently available, so they are out in the inflated market for a striker. Theo Walcott, an Arsenal player and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, Schalke 04 player have been the most rumoured players for Liverpool, where both the players are said to be unhappy with their respective clubs.

It is the Dutchman, Huntelaar who seems to be Liverpool’s number one target during this transfer window, which may or may not materialise. But, if the player signs for Liverpool, it would not only please the fans, but also the entire team, which has been suffering in spite of playing quality football against top teams in the EPL. Huntelaar contract is set to expire at the end of this season and it is the right time for Liverpool to make a bid and also keep Schalke 04 hierarchy happy.

Huntelaar can bring in a lot of experience in this young Liverpool side, as he has played for some of the best clubs in the world such as Real Madrid, Ajax, AC Milan and Schalke and has proved his class, so it should not be a huge problem, if he plies his trade in the EPL, which the English fans would not mind. Huntelaar could prove to be the missing link for Liverpool, as he has a first hand experience of playing alongside Luis Suarez in their Ajax days and they were a successful pair banging goals left and right. Suarez would cherish his Ajax striking partner at Anfield, as it is also going to relieve huge pressure from the Uruguayan forward, who has been carrying the mantle of the Liverpool striking line ever since the 2012/2013 season started.

Huntelaar can be categorised as a poacher in front of goal, as he has a tremendous record of scoring goals. He has scored more than 250 goals in his club career, which started in 2002 for PSV. He has basically played in all the major football leagues around the world, barring EPL, so its should not be something new to come and play in another foreign league. The pace of the EPL also is going to suit him right. With players such as Suarez and Gerrard for assistance, Huntelaar has the talent and the potential to score goals to the galore.

But, there are a few cons as well, if the player is to wear the Liverpool jersey next. Liverpool thinks that the player might be let off by Schalke for GBP 6 million, but Schalke might ask for a higher valuation as they are aware of the class that the player possesses and take advantage of Liverpool’s urgent need of such a striker. Brendan Rodgers is not known for shelling out huge money for a new player. His age, 29, may turn off Liverpool, as they are always on the lookout for younger players, but forget the age, look at the quality he possesses at this age as well. He has already scored eight goals this season.

With Champions League football not in sight for Liverpool, it would not be surprising, if the player does not sign for Liverpool, as teams such as Tottenham are also said to have entered the race to sign the striker. Liverpool are aware of the fact how Tottenham have always shown interest in signing the player, which Liverpool are interested in. Two best example of the summer transfer window are – Dempsey and Gylfi Sigurdsson. Will Tottenham make another hijack of Liverpool’s ambitions?

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  1. Wiamah permalink

    What are saw Huntelaar doing last night is more unlike the way Jojo Shelvey continued to missed goals for LFC. Klaas-Jan is not swift as point striker that is while AC Milan let him out. If Liverpool want to create more burden on the team, then, they should get Klaas-Jan. The EPL is a complete different place to play football. You have to be strong and aggressive. Klaas-Jan is Borini kind of player. I hope Liverpool will look elsewhere instead of a player that is not settled in most of the Leagues in played inn.

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