David N’Gog arrived at Liverpool during Rafael Benitez’s reign, and the former Paris St-Germain striker was predicted to become a star. He was one of the hottest properties in football and was even, perhaps somewhat prematurely, dubbed as the ‘new Thierry Henry’. Since then however, N’Gog’s performances have not lived up to the hype that surrounded him, and the prospect of a bid from Bolton may entice Kenny Dalglish into selling the striker, especially as he was willing to use him in a makeweight in the Jordan Henderson deal.
Despite having scored 19 goals for Liverpool since joining, many of these were against inferior opposition in the Europa League qualifiers and Carling Cup matches, and many believe that N’Gog currently lacks the quality to make it at the top level. Whilst having the pace and strength required to make an impact, he has often been critcised for lacking the first touch and composure needed, rarely testing the goalkeeper despite having one of the better shots on target ratios for the Premier League.
CaughtOffside.com has reported that Owen Coyle is ready to make a £4M bid for the French striker, an offer that would likely be accepted by Liverpool, but N’Gog’s reluctance to leave Anfield may prove problematic. A loan deal has also been mooted and would probably be the best solution for both clubs.
Owen Coyle has a great track record with loan signings, helping Jack Wilshere mature into the player we see today, as well as getting the best out of Daniel Sturridge in what seemed to be becoming a stuttering career for the youngster. If Coyle could do the same with N’Gog, who definitely has the potential to succeed at the top level, then Liverpool would likely welcome him back with open arms.