Ian Wright has claimed that Liverpool should be looking to bring in Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane.
Speaking on The Kelly & Wrighty Show via mullafabz on YouTube, Wright said that Kane could play the Roberto Firmino role.
“I’m excited at Harry Kane maybe at Liverpool,” said Wright. “If I had the capability of getting Harry Kane and putting him in the Liverpool side with Salah or Mane or Luis and playing as the number 9, dropping deep and doing his stuff.”
“It won’t be how Firmino does it, that lovely bit of skills and stuff, but he can drop in and help create because them two could run behind,” he said.
Wright then goes on to rather state the obvious by saying that Kane would score more goals than Firmino does for Liverpool.
“If it was available to me, I would definitely look at it because it’s Harry Kane, and he will score. People constantly talk about Firmino that he doesn’t score enough, he misses too many. Harry Kane doesn’t miss those chances,” said the pundit.
It’s indisputable that Kane would score more than Bobby. He’s one of the best finishers of all time. But frankly, there is more chance of me playing for Liverpool next season. Sorry Wrighty!
Kane the blueprint
Wright’s thinking may be fanciful, but it does raise an interesting point about Firmino’s potential successor at Liverpool.
The Brazilian plays a very defined role in the team, one that will be tough for any player to truly replicate.
It therefore may make sense that Jurgen Klopp looks to bring in a more ‘traditional’ striker who can chip in with a few more goals.
Kane is actually a very good example of the type of player that Liverpool could look for. He is notoriously prolific in-front of goal, but he also does have much more to his all-round game.
The 28-year-old proved as much last season by not only winning the Premier League Golden Boot, but also providing the most assists too.
He also unfortunately has a penchant for going to ground too easily. After he won himself a penalty at Anfield in 2018, Virgil Van Dijk accused him of diving via Sky Sports.
Of course players like the Spurs striker don’t grow on trees and don’t come cheap. But if Liverpool can unearth a player who has that kind of potential for a good price, he’ll surely be the blueprint.