Report: Defenders advised to let Ezequiel Lavezzi shoot

Ezequiel Lavezzi is a potential Liverpool signing this summer, but has been slated for his finishing ability this season.

Liverpool, via, The Independent have been linked with a move for Ezequiel Lavezzi this summer, but according to RMC radio presenter Eric Di Meco, people should stop tackling him and let the Paris Saint-Germain forward shoot.

Last Saturday, the Argentine winger won an early penalty to help Paris Saint-Germain win the Coupe de la Ligue 4-0 over Sporting Club de Bastia. But it wasn’t without early controversy.

Former Arsenal player Sebastien Squillaci was adjudged to have brought the PSG player down, but from the angle behind the goal it looked like the former Napoli winger did his very best to make sure his leg made contact with the defender.

“Lavezzi, all he looks for when he comes into the box is the penalty spot. He knows that he will not score. I say to the defenders, let him shoot, he is not consistent.”

In 24 league games this season, the 29-year-old has scored only four times and understandably his finishing has come under scrutiny.

It’s not just in the league where Lavezzi has failed to pull on his shooting boots, in 37 games this season he has only scored five goals.

PSG are willing to sell in the summer, and there are upsides to Lavezzi’s game. He brings drive and pace down the flanks and can be dangerous. However, with his scoring record, it is like having a tiger with no claws.

Lavezzi would be a good move for a young team like Liverpool. He brings experience at the highest level and would suit the style and pace of the Premier League, but is inability to find the back of the net, may just be a step too far for a team looking to push on next season.

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