Liverpool urged to sign Arsenal target as Sturridge replacement
Arsenal have been strongly linked with a move for Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha, but Liverpool legend John Aldridge has urged his former club to crash the deal.
Zaha is perhaps the best player in the Premier League playing in a club outside of the ‘big six’, and a move to one of the bigger teams would make a lot of sense for him.
The mercurial attacker has always performed well at Anfield, and Aldo reckons the Reds should make that a more regular occurrence.
“Wilfried Zaha is the one I think he [Klopp] should go for,” he told Independent.ie. “With Daniel Sturridge leaving the club and his huge wages coming off the weekly bill, it opens up the opportunity for Klopp to sign an out-and-out goalscorer who could offer something different if one of the front three is injured or out of form.
“Zaha has given Liverpool some real problems in the last couple of years and Klopp’s ability to turn talents of his type into consistent performers has to make him the kind of player who could thrive at Anfield.”
While Zaha’s ability will not be questioned, the lad is a dime, I’m not sure he’d swap a guaranteed starting place at Crystal Palace for a speck on the bench at Anfield.
He’ll be well aware that he’ll get more game time at a club like Arsenal, Spurs or Everton – so, if he makes a move anywhere else in the country, I’d put money on him going somewhere like that.