Prior to Radamel Falcao’s loan move to Manchester United, the Daily Mail reported that Liverpool were among those interested in signing the Colombian international.
With Luis Suarez gone and the Reds in need of a new quality forward, the AS Monaco man seemed to fit the bill, so it was somewhat surprising when he ultimately moved to a side already in possession of two of the best marksmen in Europe in the form of Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney.
It is fair to say Falcao’s move has not gone completely according to plan, with the striker scoring just three goals in 13 appearances and being dropped from the match-day squad altogether for United’s recent game against Southampton.
That decision was quickly followed by comments from the player’s agent, Jorge Mendes, who said in quotes given to SkySport Italia and later published by the Daily Mail, “He could play in any team. Anything could happen. One hundred per cent, he will be at one of the best teams in the world, if it’s United or not.
“But time is needed, we’ll see what happens.”
So could it be time for Liverpool to make their move?
Even when Daniel Sturridge returns to the Reds’ line-up they will still need another quality forward to play alongside him, and Falcao would fit that mould easily.
Staying in the Premier League would also give him the chance to prove he can be a huge success on these shores, provided of course he does not suddenly burst into action for United in 2015.
Liverpool may have missed out on the 28-year-old last summer but there could be a chance for them to rectify that; and surely if there is any chance Falcao would be willing to move to another English club, the Reds are the most likely alternative given their own lack of striking options compared with their top flight rivals.
There would be no harm in chancing their hand, even if the rumours linking him with Real Madrid are sure to resurface.
Liverpool could offer the player the chance to play week in, week out, and become a legend at Anfield just as he did at FC Porto and Atletico Madrid.
After all, a player who has scored 194 club goals to date would go down a treat right about now at Anfield.