Wilfried Zaha’s desire to leave Crystal Palace is the worst kept secret in football. The 26-year-old Ivorian forward spent the summer months allegedly trying to engineer a move away from the London club.

That move never materialized but, according to Calcio Mercato, Zaha remains intent on leaving Palace in the January transfer window.

Liverpool should consider making a move for the want-away striker when the window opens.

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Zaha would fit well into the Liverpool squad. His ability to play anywhere across the front three, or just in behind, would bring an added versatility to the team.

He is a fast, strong and skilful player who would bring goals to this Liverpool side. The Palace attacker netted 10 goals in the Premier League last season and would likely do even better surrounded by the world-class quality in Jurgen Klopp’s squad.


Liverpool are a club known for purchasing younger players under the guidance of FSG. At 26, Zaha would be arriving at the peak of his career.

Palace quashed the chance of a summer move by insisting on a huge transfer fee for the player. The London club are believed to have been holding out for a fee of £80m for the player.

A versatile, young, talented forward who would add to an already strong squad expected to compete on all fronts in the second half of this season – why not make a move?

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