A look at the Liverpool’s goals for column, despite spending £57.3m on two strikers, doesn’t make the happiest reading for Liverpool fans. Profligate against Stoke, unable to finish off Manchester United and a draw at home with Norwich means we currently sit ten points behind City and have scored the least goals of clubs in the top six. Tevez scores goals, loads of them, and you can argue until you’re blue in the face that he is too similar to Suarez in style because you’re wrong. Tevez is far more direct than El Pistolero and also scores his fair share of long-range screamers. If we are to have any chance of holding off Spurs, Arsenal, Chelsea and even Newcastle in the race for third or fourth then we need to score more. The prospect of Suarez and Tevez playing together makes me moist around the gusset.
Both literally and figuratively, Tevez has the appearance of a wounded animal, and we have seen what he can do when he has a point to prove. He dragged City out of the mire time and time again the season past and, when given a bit of love, is beyond talismanic. His effort is inhumane, his effect on the players around him palpable and, when all is said and done, he is properly world class. Releasing the hound from January onwards would be a masterstroke if we can justify paying the £200k a week to take him on loan. He needs to play well to get a long-term move somewhere, we are still a few players short.
I had hoped, when Bellamy arrived, we would see more of him in tandem with Suarez and less of the tractor. And while Carroll has started to improve, his presence up front dictates a certain style of play. Tevez is technically as good as anyone in the Premier League, he is like Suarez in his ability to pop up everywhere and become the apex of several rapid fire triangular passing movements in quick succession and can play anywhere in a front three.
With all of this in mind, do I think Dalglish will even be looking at him? I’m not sure, I’ll admit to being mighty confused so far as to his transfer policy and, even if I’m still in the ‘it’s Kenny, why worry?’ club, a fellow supporter did whisper to me yesterday ‘what if Benitez had been given this level of financial support’ and I came away feeling a bit weird. But that is a separate article for another time. When Bellamy signed on a free I said that there was no better free signing in the league, with Tevez I feel the same in a loan capacity. There are obviously innumerate hoops to be jumped through for this transfer to happen, namely Mancini’s probable reluctance, but I’d be slightly worried if the board and management team didn’t at least give the idea some consideration.