If Liverpool were to sign Bony, how would he fit in?

Wilfried Bony Ivory Coast

Reports have linked Bony with a move to Anfield in a £20 million deal.

Liverpool have again been linked with Swansea City striker Wilfried Bony as they look to add another forward to their side to compensate for the loss of Luis Suarez to Barcelona.

The Reds have already signed one striker in Rickie Lambert from Southampton for £4.5 million. Daniel Sturridge scored 21 goals for the Reds last term whilst Fabio Borini has returned from his loan spell at Sunderland. Iago Aspas looks set to leave after an underwhelming campaign after just the one season at Anfield where he struggled to make an impact.

Speculation seems to have gathered pace over Bony joining the Reds with some bookies offering a price of 5/6 of him being at Anfield at the start of the season, but if he did join - how would he fit in and where would he be used?

Bony is a footballer who is strong and can finish well, both of those qualities can be attributed to Daniel Sturridge. If the Ivory Coast international is a direct replacement for Suarez it would seem as though the Reds may change their system a little to accommodate both him and Sturridge.

Suarez is a player full of trickery and persistence and compliments Sturridge's ability to hold the ball. So, on the face of it, it doesn't strike like the type of signing who would play alongside the England forward if the Reds are to go two up front. There were times when Sturridge drifted into wider positions last season and that could be the case once again.

It seems that Rickie Lambert was bought with the view of being rotated in some games given, whilst Fabio Borini is unlikely to be a regular starter come August even though he did impress during his loan spell at Sunderland.  

If Bony was signed it is hard to see him drifting out of the central position, meaning that any system Liverpool operated next season would revolve around him. 

His goalscoring record is very good, given that he managed to average a goal every two games for the Swans last season and he had an impressive record the Dutch league.

But given the type of striker he is, it's hard to see him fitting into the starting XI with Sturridge, even if they're stronger on different sides. Alson, Bony's record makes it hard for him not to be a regular starter compared to the other strikers - unless Brendan Rodgers is deciding to go one up top next season in Sturridge, but is he going to be prepared to sit on the bench?

Whilst Liverpool would have a good, and most likely expensive, goalscorer on their books - Rodgers may have a headache when it comes to just what he wants to do with him. 

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