A lot has been discussed about the need of a quality striker at Anfield. Liverpool have lacked the firepower up-front and this has clearly reflected in the number of goals and the end results in some of the crucial games. Jurgen Klopp has his eyes clearly set on the transfer market and is on the look for a quality international striker. A lot of names have been linked for this position and also there is a hint of uncertainty over the future of Daniel Sturridge. Amidst all this, the latest player who is linked with a summer move to Anfield is the former Manchester City star Edin Dzeko.
The Bosnian international was previously linked in a move to Liverpool in the past. When the Reds traded off Sterling to Etihad, there were possibilities of a swap deal with Edin Dzeko which did not happen at that point. If we look at the career graph of Dzeko, he was signed for £27m in the winter break from Wolfsburg to Manchester City. He had a brilliant career at his new club as he guided them to two titles during his time at the Etihad. He then moved to the Italian side AS Roma where he managed to score 10 goals in his 39 appearances. These stats are not as impressive as they were during his time in England. A dip in his form was seen and the sharpness is not there as it was a couple of years back. His current employers have expressed a possibility of a move for the striker if they manage to get their hands on the Sevilla superstar Gramiero.
Is he the right choice?-
Ever since the reports were out, a lot has been said by the football pundits, whether Dzeko is the right choice for Liverpool or not. There have been mixed opinions with some suggesting that he could be a good marquee striker to give competition to Sturridge and Origi and can also be a good option in certain games. The others hold the opinion that the 30 year old will not be a good option for Liverpool as the striker has lost his spark and sharpness during his time in Italy. According to us, Liverpool should not favour the Roman striker as he does not fit in the current squad with Klopp’s high pressing tactics. He has also not been as clinical as he was before and his goal-scoring threat seems to be missing. It would be better if Klopp re-evaluates his options and goes for a striker with better abilities.