Livepool’s 2014-15 season was a nightmare. After finishing second in the Premier League, scoring over 100 goals in the process, they capitulated to sixth place and failed to challenge for any trophies.
But what was the major worry about Brendan Rodgers’ third season in charge was the fact they barely scored any goals and it saw them go backwards.
The Northern Irishman’s recruitment last summer left a lot to be desired as he spent the money generated by the sale of Luis Suarez to Barcelona on expensive players who failed to deliver during their debut campaigns.
The strikers that were acquired were particularly strange. Rickie Lambert’s move from Southampton sent out all the wrong messages for starters. In Suarez’s last year, the Liverpool attack was all about pace and movement, so bringing in a veteran target man was never going to work.
But the major problem came with the signing of maverick Mario Balotelli from AC Milan. This deal stunk of desperation rather than rational thinking as the Italian barely played on his way to a tally of one league goal all season.
It was never going to happen and the Reds eventually fell away, labouring over the line as they lost 6-1 to Stoke City on the final day with Sterling seemingly trying to force a move away from the club after turning down a lucrative new contract, per the BBC. With long-serving captain Steven Gerrard also leaving the club, this year’s recruitment must be spot on.
According to the Metro, Liverpool are looking to solve their goal-scoring crisis with a £10.9 million deal for Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Any link to the Swedish hitman must be exciting for Liverpool fans but it does seem extremely far-fetched.
At the latter end of his career, Ibrahimovic will surely want to play Champions League football and will demand high wages, both things which the Reds cannot offer.
Although any deal would be fantastic news for Liverpool, you get the feeling Ibrahimovic will not fancy a challenge at Anfield during his final years.