Leon Osman: 16-goal attacker would be a good fit at Liverpool
By Derek Smithson
Leon Osman believes that Leicester City attacker Jamie Vardy would be a good fit at Liverpool next season.
The 30-year-old striker rose to fame after helping the Foxes win the Premier League title in the 2015/16 season and suffered a natural dip in form in the most recent campaign.
However, the England international still chipped in with 16 goals across all completions, including two in the Champions League.
Vardy is now renowned for his blistering pace and high intensity work-rate at the top-end of the pitch, something that is very similar to the style of Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp.
Osman feels that a move for Vardy in the summer transfer window would make sense and suggests he would fit into Klopp’s system.
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“He [Klopp] does like them to be mobile,” Osman told BBC Radio 5 Live, as cited by their official Twitter account. “I’m looking and trying to think who he could possibly go for.
“He likes them mobile, he likes them to be able to chase the ball down, but he’s missing a centre forward. I just think someone like Jamie Vardy might work for Liverpool because he will chase around like the way they press and he also wants to play on the shoulders. He makes clever runs.”
Vardy has proved that he can be a prolific scorer in the Premier League and Leicester fans will fear a major summer exodus of star players, with Riyad Mahrez releasing a statement outlining his desire to leave in the upcoming window.
Liverpool will be looking to bolster their squad in the summer as they prepare for a Champions League return and are without a star striker at their disposal.
Klopp has preferred an attacking trio of Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane when everyone is available, while Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi have had to be more patient.
They look to press teams from the front in matches and that is a major feature of Vardy’s game.
In other Liverpool transfer news, the club’s supporters reacted on Twitter to the confirmed signing of Dominic Solanke.