Former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Show for talkSPORT that he can still see Theo Walcott moving to Liverpool.
The Daily Express has previously reported that Walcott is a target for the Anfield club, who could look to try and tempt him away from Arsenal at some point over the course of the summer.
Murphy also suggested on talkSPORT that he believes Walcott is a Liverpool fan and there is an argument to suggest that he’d fit into Brendan Rodgers’s ideal style of play.
“I could still see Walcott moving to Liverpool – I think he fits and I know that he’s a Liverpool fan,” he said.
Reasons Walcott would be a good player for Liverpool
Walcott could be a great signing for Liverpool because he’s extremely quick and can cover different attacking positions.
His pace makes him useful on the counter attack and he can play down the right or up front, both positions where the Reds would arguably need some support should Raheem Sterling leave.
It would be a like-for-like sort of deal from Liverpool’s point of view, but they face difficulty in getting a deal done.
Why would he leave Arsenal?
Walcott may want assurances over the amount of playing time he’s going to get next season.
He’s got a rival to his position in the Arsenal team in the form of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and there are already some good options for the Gunners through the middle of the attack.
However, he excelled in a striker role at the end of last season’s Premier League and played well in the FA Cup final against Aston Villa
It’s certainly going to be interesting to see if Liverpool could prevent themselves as a better option.