Liverpool: Leave Defoe At Spurs And Sign Loic Remy Instead

Liverpool have been linked with wantaway Jermain Defoe, they'd be much better off signing Spurs target Loic Remy, the Marseille striker now first choice for France...
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Liverpool have been linked with wantaway Jermain Defoe, they'd be much better off signing Spurs target Loic Remy, the Marseille striker now first choice for France...

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Liverpool have been linked with wantaway Jermain Defoe, they'd be much better off signing Spurs target Loic Remy, the Marseille striker now first choice for France...

It seems that the good old fashioned attacking pair is something of a distant memory to premier league managers. Manchester city left aside, there’s not a top 8 team in the league able to line up two world class forwards. One of them seems to be a minimum to have serious ambitions. Arsenal’s Van Persie, Manchester United’s Rooney or Liverpool’s Suarez for instance cannot afford to miss a game through injury or suspension as there is no credible cover for them let alone a partner for a 2 men attacking line.

In Liverpool's case, even before the ban of Suarez they struggled for goals, and are currently licking their wounds following the seventh home draw of the season last weekend against Stoke. Loic Remy is the right man to bring you a step further in your pursuit of glory. I have the chance to see him play very often in the French Ligue 1 or under the national blue shirt. And everything tends to prove that he is ready to take on a new challenge. Liverpool’s ambitions are exactly matching his hunger. It would surely be a perfect match.

Loic Remy is ready to take on a new challenge and Tottenham’s ambitions match his hunger

As a teenager, Loic Remy was part of the very fertile youth system of the Olympique Lyonnais which brought to professionalism Karim Benzema and Ben Arfa in the same year as Remy. Unfortunately for him, the Lyon squad of this period was very deep and there was not many occasion to provide playing time to a promising youngster. He agreed to a spell on loan at Lens for a year and then a move to Nice to obtain the responsibilities he wouldn’t be offered in Lyon.

Since then, his reputation, value and stat lines kept growing, slowly but steadily. He scored 13 goals in his first season on the Cote d’Azur and 16 during the following one, playing a crucial role in keeping the club in the top division. That was enough sparkles to secure him a deal with a more ambitious team.

In the summer of 2010, Olympique de Marseille knocked at his door and he promptly let them in. No adaptation time was needed for him as he bagged in 19 goals in his first year there including a few in prestigious champions league games.

Today he is the key player in Marseille, as much in a striker position than when being picked as a winger. He has been consistent over the last two years in providing the decisive move in many important games. He is a real impact player, delivering the goal or the assist you are desperately waiting for in a tight encounter.

He proved his value in a few occasions recently, hitting the back of the net on fifteen occasions this season already. He most notably took on the role of the lonely captain keeping the Marseille boat afloat when they met an adverse weather at the beginning of this season. He also played a decisive part in the qualifiers for the upcoming Euro with victorious goals against Romania or Albania.

Now aged 24 Remy is close to its peak. He is fast, skilful on the ball, clever in his moves, a lot like Thierry Henry was in his early days in London. Actually, Remy even has something more than the Arsenal legend, he’s doesn’t have a square head! Indeed, despite his light body shape, he is very agile when it comes to flick these long crosses through the opponent’s goal line.

In a nutshell, if Liverpool wants to keep their European ambitions alive, they have to place a bet on Remy. He represents everything they need and would probably welcome an offer from this kind of ambitious club.

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