Liverpool have had some world class talents at the club down the years. Right now we probably have the most talented group of players at the club in some years. This doesn’t stop us dreaming, though. We all have that one fantasy signing we’d love the club to make. We asked an ex-Red which player they’d love to see at Anfield, Emile Heskey told us Lionel Messi signing for Liverpool would be his dream.

Emile Heskey told us Lionel Messi signing for Liverpool would be his dream.

Emile Heskey told us Lionel Messi signing for Liverpool would be his dream. (Photo by Manu Fernandez/Pool via Getty Images)

Emile Heskey at Liverpool

Emile Heskey is an icon of the Liverpool side we saw at the turn of the millennium.

The ex-England international joined from Leicester City in March 2000, in a long anticipated £11m move.

Heskey went on to score 60 times for Liverpool across 223 appearances.

Now retired, the ex-Red will have fond memories of winning a legendary treble for the club in the 2000-01 season.

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Heskey would love Messi at Liverpool

In an exclusive interview with Rousing the Kop we asked the former Reds forward who he would bring to Anfield if he had the power to sign anybody for his former side. Emile Heskey told us he’d love to take Lionel Messi to Liverpool:

“If you say any player, it’s got to be Messi hasn’t it. To have someone like that at Anfield to grace the turn. To rip the premier league up would be phenomenal to be honest with you

“The stats and everything are ridiculous. It would be interesting to see if he could do it in the Premier League, to score the goals that he does and play the way that he does in the Premier League.”

What RTK has to say

We have already seen Lionel Messi grace the Liverpool turf – he lost 4-0 and was taunted by a young Scouse rascal.

This would be some prospect though, over the summer there was that week or so where there was the sliver of a hope of an outside chance, though it was never likely.

At the minute where would he even play for Liverpool? Does an ageing Messi have what it takes to be a part of the gegenpressing system?

I’m sure we’d be able to bring him off the bench to give Bobby a rest for the final 15 minutes.

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