Liverpool

Lacina Traore Is No More Than A Poor Man’s Carroll

When Lacina Traore scored in the dying minutes of the first-half, Liverpool fans may have been forgiven in giving a  jealous glance at Anzhi’s giant centre-forward. Fast-forward a couple of week, Liverpool have now been rumoured with the player. Would you have him?

Out of the targets rumoured, the striker would represent the best fit for Liverpool, if their transfer policy is anything to go by. At 6ft 8′ the striker measures as one of the tallest players in the world.  So there wouldn’t be trouble finding him in the box. Like a lot of  tall strikers at the moment, he’s not just a good target man, but he can actually play football. With Rodgers hoping to sell Andy Carroll to West Ham or anyone else that would have him, Traore may provide a cheaper alternative.

However with Anzhi being owned by Billionaire Suleyman Kerimov, I don’t see why they have to sell. This club has the highest paid football player in the world. The only way I could see him joining Liverpool is if his chances were limited at Anzhi’s, with the Premier League a very decent destination.

From what I’ve seen of him, Lacina Traore would be a decent addition to the Premier League if he were to play how Ba, Crouch and Adebayor play their football. However I’m not quite sure yet if he would be able to deal with the physicality of the Premier League, cliché aside. I also don’t think he possesses some of the skills that Ba posses, an I think that would be an area that he should look to improve on. The Premier League is full of dynamic players, Traore would do good in following in their stead.

So I think I’m gonna have to say that I think this rumour is pants, but I would like to be proved wrong. Nah really I would.

 But what do you think ? Have your say below.

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