Why free scoring Daniel Wass is the perfect January signing for Liverpool

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After scoring another dazzling free-kick, Daniel Wass is the third top scorer in Ligue 1 and the perfect winter move for Brendan Rodgers.

Wins against Stoke and Leicester City this week moved Liverpool up to eighth in the Premier League, but the Anfield club are still looking for a spark to ignite their season. Before Saturday, the club that finished second last season had only won four times in 12 games and Brendan Rodgers will be hoping that this is just the beginning of a much needed run.

The former Swansea boss may have recently said that January signings were out question, but situations always change, especially when there is a player available that could make a huge difference for a minimal fee.

Last night, Danish international Daniel Wass continued his excellent run of form by scoring another wonderful free-kick and took his tally to the season to seven.

Wass single-handedly has more goals this season than both Liverpool’s top scorers this season. Rodgers won’t be keen to bring in another striker in January, with Divock Origi arriving in the summer. That would, departures dependant, leave Liverpool with five forwards, there would be no need for six.

Signing a player with the versatility of Wass would give Liverpool more options in the final-third and would give them a player that not only knows where the goal is, but he is a huge creative influence too.

His goal against Guingamp on Saturday was his 21st for Evian Thonon Gaillard, making him their highest ever goal scorer. Wass should be commended for consistently impressing in a team that has always been fighting for their Ligue 1 safety in the three years he has been at the club.

Seven goals this season moves him up to joint third in the Ligue 1 scoring charts. Level with Wissam Ben Yedder and Edinson Cavani. If the Uruguayan striker is still worth in excess of £40 million, then spending around £3 million on Wass, out of contract in 2016, is an absolute bargain.

Liverpool won’t be the only club interested. Marseille, Lille and Saint-Etienne would all like to keep him in France, but a move to the Premier League would be the ideal step for the 25-year-old, and if Rodgers is smart, he won’t let Wass wait till the summer to make a move.

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