Liverpool have been urged to sign Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha as he would be the ‘perfect’ addition to their strikeforce.
Zaha continues to be linked with a move away from Selhurst Park but starred for the Eagles in their opening-day win over Southampton.
Jurgen Klopp boasts one of the most lethal forward lines in world football but Tony Cascarino claims the Ivorian would be a good signing for the champions.
“He would put pressure on the frontline trio of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino, but the champions are unlikely to want to pay for a back-up player the kind of fee Palace are demanding.
“Should Zaha remain at Selhurst Park beyond the October deadline, Hodgson will need to summon all of his managerial experience to ensure he remains committed to the cause.
“Zaha will soon be 28, and there are some Palace fans who would not begrudge him a move to a club that can compete for trophies.
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Liverpool got their title defence off to a shaky start as they edged out a seven-goal thriller against Leeds.
The Reds remain keen on Bayern Munich’s Thiago Alcantara, but Georginio Wijnaldum continues to be linked with Barcelona.
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“Equally, they will grow frustrated if he stays and the performances he produced, post lockdown, return.”
Salah smashed a hat-trick as his late penalty saw Liverpool survive a scare to edge a seven-goal thriller against Leeds on Saturday.
Klopp said: “First and foremost congratulations to him because he’s a very special player very, very special player.
“The numbers tell the story a little bit, all the rest you probably don’t know. But today’s a very good example as he put three more goals on his score list, but the performance all-round was absolutely exceptional in a game like this.
“So he deserved the goals, 100 per cent, yes two were penalties, one was a sensational finish, but he deserved these goals because he was constantly present, causing the opponent massive problems.
“He was top in one-on-one situations, played football. With all the good performances he’s had for us, obviously this was for sure one of the better ones and so he should be proud of that because it’s very special to have these kinds of numbers. Long may it continue.”