Former Premier League striker Charlie Austin believes Conor Gallagher would be a ‘great’ signing for Liverpool. The 22-year-old is currently on loan at Crystal Palace from Chelsea.
Is Conor Gallagher truly someone for Liverpool to look at? Charlie Austin believes so as he gave a glowing review of the midfielder to TalkSPORT on Tuesday. He thinks the 22-year-old could a long-term replacement for the Reds’ captain.
“I think any football team rebuilding would like to have Conor Gallagher,” said Austin. “He’s so energetic, you look at the way he plays and how he carries himself.
“I think a lot of football fans who see him playing would say ‘I’d like him to be at my football club’.
“I’d say he would be – not a replacement – but I’d put him in there when Jordan Henderson moves on or retires or whatever it is coming into a new football role. He’d be great for Liverpool.”
Conor Gallagher and Liverpool
Gallagher has had a hugely impressive season for Crystal Palace, exploding onto the scene with eight goals and three assists from midfield. He’s a player who presses hard, wins tackles and pushed forward with the ball and Austin is right – any team would love him.
We could easily see how Gallagher would fit into Liverpool’s midfield. Honestly, he has all of the hallmarks of a top player for the club. There’s just next to zero chance that it happens.
Gallagher, of course, is on loan at Palace from Chelsea. The Blues will almost certainly welcome him back to Stamford Bridge with open arms next season – the last thing they’ll do is sell him to one of the two teams above them.
So while it’s easy to see what Austin is getting at here, it’s just not going to happen for Liverpool. Gallagher is a huge talent but one we’ll have to root against, rather than for.