Steven Gerrard admits that he wshes he had the opportunity to play with Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata.

As a Liverpool supporter, some of my fondest memories come from the period when Steven Gerrard terrorised the Premier League in tandem with Fernando Torres.

The duo formed an impressive partnership which saw the Reds almost win the league title in the 2008/09 season under Rafa Benitez.

It would seem as though Gerrard has a thing for top-class Spanish forwards with the former skipper admitting his desire to play with Alvaro Morata. It’s not hard to see why with the Chelsea striker similar to Fernando Torres in many ways.

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Speaking as a pundit on BT Sport, Gerrard said of Morata, “He’s been brilliant, I’m a big fan – I would have loved to have played with him at some stage.

“He’s a dream for a midfielder, he runs in behind, he has really clever movement in the box, he’s very strong, he can come short, he can go long and he’s settled in very quick.

“He’s a great threat for Chelsea.”

Liverpool haven’t had a striker who has scored 20 goals in a season since Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge scored a combined 52 goals in the 2013/14 season. Coincidentally, that was also the last time the Reds challenged for the title since Torres played for Liverpool.

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A lot has been made about the forwards Liverpool have with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané posing a huge threat to defences from wide areas. Having said that, Roberto Firmino has been criticised for not scoring the number of goals that Sergio Aguero and Harry Kane will over the course of 38 Premier League games.

Regardless of the number of goals Liverpool might score, the biggest issue at present is at the back and until that is sorted out it doesn’t matter if Jürgen Klopp signs a 30 goal a season striker or not.

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Michael Mongie

Just like you, I am a hugely passionate Liverpool supporter. I started Rousing the Kop in January 2015 and since then it has grown tremendously and has even been nominated as ‘Best New Football Blog’ in the Football Blogging Awards.

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