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Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud would do a ‘great job’ at Liverpool, says Tony Cascarino


Giroud’s overhead kick earned the Blues a big win against Atletico (Picture: Getty Images)

Former Chelsea and Republic of Ireland striker Tony Cascarino says the perennially ‘underrated’ Olivier Giroud would do a ‘great job’ at Liverpool.

The French World Cup winner once again proved his worth for the Blues with an outstanding overhead kick to seal a 1-0 victory for his side against Atletico Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Tuesday.

Giroud, whose contract at Stamford Bridge is due to expire at the end of the season, has 11 goals across all competitions for Chelsea this season and is providing stiff competition for the likes of Tammy Abraham up front.

Giroud’s contract expires at the end of the season (Picture: Getty Images)

Thomas Tuchel recently admitted that ‘no decision’ has been made on the future of the striker as it is ‘too early’ to do so.

The ex-Arsenal and Montpellier striker turns 35 in September, and Cascarino feels he still has few years left at the top of his game and would excel at Liverpool.

‘I would say he is the best in the world of the most underrated players,’ said Cascarino told talkSPORT.

‘There are a good few that are underrated and he’s at the top of the list.

‘I was lucky enough to see Olivier as a young man when he was at Montpellier when they won the [Ligue 1] title, and he played a big part in that before he joined Arsenal.

‘You could always see there was something a little bit different because he’s not a traditional centre-forward, yet he leads the line brilliantly.

‘But he’ll do things that a No.10 can do. That goal [against Atletico] is a No.10 goal, it’s a Roberto Baggio type of goal. I’ve seen Giroud do that four or five times in his career.’

When asked if he would take him at Liverpool next season, Cascarino replied: ‘Absolutely.

‘I think there are very few players that can do the Roberto Firmino role.

‘Look, at 35 years old, he’d do a great job.

‘I still think there is a year or two left in him. He doesn’t rely on pace. He reminds me a little bit of Teddy Sheringham at times.

‘I know Teddy played a slightly different role, but he’s got that in him where he can play that No.10 or No.9 role.’


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