One Genk director believes Paul Onuachu would be a wonderful signing for Liverpool. The Nigerian is certainly unique.
Apparently, Liverpool should move for Paul Onuachu. That’s according to Genk director Dimitri de Conde, who believes his striker would have bagged against Chelsea on Saturday.
“Have you seen Liverpool vs Chelsea? Liverpool have top forwards, but none with the profile of Onuachu,” he told Het Belang Van Limburg.
“He would have scored against ten men. I’m not saying that Paul would complete 90 minutes every week at Liverpool, but a club like that could really use him.”
Should Liverpool move for Paul Onuachu?
De Conde is certainly right about one thing – Liverpool do not have a player of Onuachu’s profile. For one thing, he’s 6ft 7. That makes him roughly a foot taller than all of the Reds’ forward options (okay, we’re exaggerating).
Is a giant striker from Genk likely to be the answer to Liverpool’s forward problems? Probably not. But De Conde isn’t actually making the most ridiculous suggestion in the world.
Onuachu would certainly be a ‘Plan B’ and offer Liverpool something they don’t have. Throw him on the pitch and you completely change the game.
Funnily enough, that’s actually something suggested on RTK almost two years ago. We had Onuachu down as an alternative up top after he played against Liverpool for Genk in a 4-1 defeat.
That was Onuachu’s first season with the Belgians and while he finished that campaign with 10 goals, he exploded into life over 2020/21.
Onuachu scored 35 goals in all competitions, winning both the Belgian Top Scorer and Best Footballer awards. He’s genuinely a great player.
Enough so that West Ham United tried to sign him but reportedly couldn’t justify the £22m fee. We imagine that’s because Onuachu isn’t an up-and-coming player – he’s 27.
That’s probably a little too old for Liverpool to genuinely consider him. But perhaps it’s something to consider – could the Reds benefit from an out-and-out Plan B up top?