Yesterday, Odsonne Edouard showed us all that Liverpool may have made a huge mistake in not signing him this summer.
The striker made his Crystal Palace debut off the bench in their Premier League fixture against Tottenham on Saturday’s early kick-off.
And what a debut it was.
He had the ball in the net less than a minute after he entered the fray. Edouard tucked a left-footed shot into the bottom corner to take his side into a 2-0 lead.
Then, in injury time, he bagged his second. Again, it was an inside-the-box finish with his weaker left foot.
It was only a nine-minute cameo, but the Frenchman showed what he is all about: goals.
Considering how prolific he was for Celtic during his four seasons in Scotland, and the fact that he is still just 23-years-old, we were shocked to see him join Palace for just £14m.
It looked like a bargain at the time and it looks even more so now.
It has us wondering if Edouard is exactly what Liverpool needed.
Edouard could have been the Origi upgrade Liverpool needed
Ok, we do have to state that it is possible that Edouard just had a good start and he doesn’t score another goal all season. Everyone knows that you cannot be too reactive after just one game.
But we do believe that he will score plenty of goals for Palace this season.
We all know that Liverpool needed another attacker or two this summer.
Would Odsonne Edouard have been the perfect solution to all of our problems? No, he wouldn’t have.
But would he have been good enough to contribute? Absolutely.
It is clear that Jurgen Klopp does not trust Divock Origi or Taki Minamino anymore. The fact that neither of them have had a minute of action so far this season is evidence of that.
Edouard could have been the ideal fifth-choice forward. He is different to anybody else at the club in the sense that he is a penalty box poacher.
For such a cheap price, it seems crazy that Liverpool didn’t make a move. It would have been a risk-free signing.
We just hope that they do not live to regret it.