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Friday, December 7, 2012

Who Needs What Pt.1

With Christmas emerging thick and fast upon the horizon, giddy children will be making their wish list's across the globe, as will the fans of the beautiful game.  Want's are want's - Man City, and needs are needs - see the 18 teams below them. Some team's in the Premier League have gaps needing filled. Realistic goals taken into account every teams got a space in the XI needing an injection of talent but their are a few who need it more than the rest.

Liverpool and the Hunt For A Red Striker.

They may have the hottest forward in the land in Luis Suarez tied top scorer but without the Uruguayan's fire power Liverpool have only scored 6 other goals, not good enough. Having no notable striker in their ranks besides Fabio Borini, who has managed a whopping 0 goals this season, Liverpool are crying out for a No.9 ( Not Andy Carroll).

Talk has been circling about a move for Chelsea's Daniel Sturridge, a talented front man but not an out-out striker that is required. Perhaps that No.9 forward is not what Manager Brendan Rodgers wants, opting for a fluid,  false No.9 forward line- see Barcelona. In that case Sturridge could slot in well, but would the link up be effective?  A major problem for Liverpool is their lack of option in the box on crossing situations. Liverpool break quick with pacey wingers like Raheem Sterling and Jose Enrique but when it comes time to play a telling ball, often they are bereft of a target.  The rumored  move for deadly Klass Jan Huntelaar last summer seemed a definite possibility, and would hope them to emerge once again in January.

Another team hurting for a striker is Chelsea and the debacle of:

The Miss Firing Fernando Torres.

Owner Roman Abramovich had no problem sacrificing Champions League winning manager Roberto Di Matteo to the cause in his plight to get Torres on the goal sheet. Springing for Premier League old timer Rafa Benitez,  former coach of Torres at Liverpool were his best stuff was on display -see Peaches & Herb: Reunited And It Feels So Good.  Yet to be fruitful in the three matchs that Rafa has overseen it's pretty evident that Chelsea needs a new striker.

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