The Reds are under dilemma right now as series of exacerbating news keep haunting them, worse to worse as the fight for the Champions League spot is under skintight battle. Liverpool are now five points behind the dreamlike fourth place after an insipid defeat to Manchester United last weekend. Two highly experienced individuals are out for couple of games due to disciplinary decisions, Martin Skrtel as well as captain Steven Gerrard. The supporters where further hammered with another nightmare as their forward Daniel Sturridge is back to the medical room where he has spent most the campaign.
As the season is nearing completion, the shopping vibes keep alarming managers that it’s time to strengthen the squad and ensure vital players remain. Brendan Rodgers isn’t having the best of times in it too as Jordan Henderson plus Raheem Sterling has been grabbing the headlines for dumping new offers. There are beamish signs that Hendo will pen a new deal soon, whereas Sterling’s saga seems to be iffy. Manuel Pelligrini has hailed the England international with a far-fetched 100-million pounds fee, is he worth Gareth Bale’s value? There are few notable plus optimistic options that the Liverpool boss could consider.
Without a doubt, start knocking on world-class players to get the job done. If the dream team starlet leaves the club, he could go for a fee of 40-50 million pounds. Lesson learnt, Rodgers needs to stop going for quantity and say yes to quality! Replace the young winger with someone who seems to be the best in the business right now, gifted with skills and a 15-goal finisher. For instance, Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid, Julian Draxler from Schalke or give a second try on Willian. These talent-loaded stars will make an instant impact.
One of the shrewdest decisions made by the Liverpool boss this season is to call back Jordon Ibe halfway through his loan-spell with Derby Country. The homegrown whiz kid has been a fan-favourite with his glittering skills and ability to score outstanding goals. Unfortunately, the 19-year old is still racing against time to return into full fitness after picking up an injury lately. Liverpool are a club that has been producing top-notch stars from the academy, yet it’s somewhat dwindling these days, therefore Ibe could the finest man to replace Sterling who is only a year older. Additionally, Ibe do have a stronger physical presence than Sterling.
His performance graph has hardly boomed up this season as the 20-million pounds signing is still being under the category of misfits. The former Benfica winger has displayed signs of potential, immense pace and easily escapes challenges with his twist and turns. A big money splashed on a young kid plus Rodgers has assuredly stated that he has the Serbian in his future planning. Lopsided gamble!
Not making any additions and letting Jordon Ibe going on a loan-deal.