Liverpool fans have taken to Twitter to reveal that they’d like to see Olivier Giroud at Anfield, and all for just one reason.
The discussion was kickstarted by a supporter who tweeted the words ‘hear me out’ along with photos of Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson crossing the ball.
Also included in the tweet was a report from Téléfoot Chaine (via GFFN), which reveals that Giroud wants to leave Chelsea in January to breathe life into his EURO 2020 hopes.
France boss Didier Deschamps has advised the striker to change his situation by March, if he wants to appear for his country at EURO 2020.
Téléfoot Chaine’s report claims that Bordeaux and Marseille are keeping tabs on the situation. It also states that Giroud’s sole objective is to obtain playing time, and would prefer a move to another major European club.
The supporter was insinuating that the ex-Arsenal man’s excellent aerial ability would be a useful asset in Jurgen Klopp’s side, a system which thrives on deliveries into the box.
In truth, it’s hard to disagree. According to Transfermarkt, the 34-year-old has scored 44 headed goals throughout his career, which is some record.
The former Montpellier hitman has only started one game across all competitions under Frank Lampard this season, which came in the Carabao Cup defeat to Tottenham.
Giroud has been handed just 33 minutes of action in the Premier League, having slipped down the pecking order following the arrivals of Timo Werner and Kai Havertz.
There’s no reason why the World Cup winner – who cost Chelsea £18 million – wouldn’t succeed at Anfield.
His glaring lack of pace sees him struggle to get involved sometimes, although his brilliant hold-up ability, with Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah either side of him, shouldn’t make that an issue.
Additionally, Klopp’s system would get the best out of him.
According to WhoScored, Liverpool cross the ball 20 times per game in the Premier League on average. Only Aston Villa, Leeds, Fulham and West Ham put more deliveries into the box every 90 minutes.
Furthermore, Giroud would offer Klopp something that he doesn’t already have.
In Diogo Jota, the ex-Borussia Dortmund boss has a clever finisher with excellent movement. In Roberto Firmino, he has an intelligent ‘false-nine’ type forward, albeit one who isn’t scoring enough goals.
Elsewhere, in Divock Origi, Klopp has a pacey forward, but one who is largely inconsistent and doesn’t seem to make enough of an impact, aside from coming up clutch in occasional big moments.
Giroud’s height, hold-up play and aerial brilliance would give Klopp a completely unique striking option, and it’s definitely a move that could reap benefits for both club and player.
Just imagine how many assists Robertson and Alexander-Arnold would earn from whipping crosses onto the head of a man with 44 headed career goals.
Also, at 34, Giroud would bring a wealth of experience to Anfield. He has an incredible 105 caps for France, possesses four FA Cup winners medals, and has also won the Europa League and World Cup.
Liverpool would simply have too many strings to their bow for opponents to cope.
Let’s see what the Liverpool fans on Twitter have been saying…
Can link up better than firmino 👍— – (@TakiHive) November 18, 2020
Honestly would love to have the guy at the club. Gives us a proper plan B and with the service we can offer. Been saying for years he would be the perfect off the bench option for us.— Lynch (@NileLynch) November 18, 2020
Origi out and Giroud in. Bring him in at like 60 and just spam crosses. It could actually work.— tanvir 🧞♂️ (@senortanvir) November 18, 2020
yes yes and yes again— Jürgen (@JurgenMindset) November 18, 2020
He would win the golden boot— Jason🥶 (@lfcjason1) November 18, 2020
would be a massive upgrade on origi— Milner the Goat 🐙 (@milnerthegoat_) November 18, 2020