Moussa Sow has today said that it would be 'a dream to play in front of the Kop...' With Liverpool stuttering in front of goal, they should snap him up...
Sow is certainly worth going that extra mile for. Possessing a predatory killer-instinct in and around goal he is also capable of pulling off the exceptional; acrobatic breath-stealers, fancy flicks and sublime link-up play are all within his repertoire. He has a lightning change of speed that allows him to bolt past opponents, leaving them groping at thin air like a blind man jilted on the dancefloor. Best of all, through being schooled at Clairefontaine and being just another component of Lille’s multifaceted swarm of attack he is remarkably unselfish for someone so intent on smashing scoring records.
His phenomenal return in front of goal wasn’t always so. At Rennes he experienced mixed fortunes before – seemingly from nowhere – exploding in Northern France. A large part of the credit for this must go to Lille’s head coach Rudi Garcia. It was he who made a silk purse from Moussa Sow.
The former French under-21 international is also brave and prepared to mix it which, when coupled with an admirable team-ethic, means he won’t go shirking when the Robert Huths of the Premier League start administering their rough-housing. As we all know far too many gifted individuals – many of them superior prospects to Sow – have flopped in Blighty due to not applying graft to their craft.
The player’s contract runs out in 2013 and he has dropped some very heavy hints about wanting to ply his trade elsewhere. In March he said ‘Only God knows what will happen in the future’.
With the European elite all pressing their faces against the Lille showroom window however Liverpool should act fast, even if the player has professed a desire to play for the club. Spurs and Newcastle have both been linked and Liverpool can ill afford to see those two teams strengthen at their expense.
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