Date: 21st July 2008 at 11:10pm
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Not David Villa, nor even Robbie Keane, it seems that LFC has found another attacking option they fancy in David Ngog, 19-year-old French striker. He’ll be coming over from PSG, and apparently all of our scouts are incredibly high on him, to the point that we seem to be putting about £1.5 million into the deal.

It’s expected according to the Echo, that he is going to be incorporated straight into the first team. I would imagine he’ll be taking over the role of Voronin, which I wholeheartedly approve of. It would be nice to see someone backing up the first XI that is under 25 with perhaps a decent amount of potential to build upon. There’s no reason to think he can’t run out with the reserves to keep in shape and turn up for us in those matches the boss sees fit.

Between Nemeth, Pacheco, and now possibly Ngog, it’s clear that Rafa is stocking the club with young strikers that have some impressive ceilings. I don’t think it will hurt for them to train and play behind Torres and hopefully Keane either. Skill + Fitness + Determination = Champion

That said, it’s rumored as it has been for some time that Voronin will be heading to Germany for about 3 million, so we’ll see a bit of a windfall if both these transfers fall into place.

I give it a thumbs up as of now, anyone seen this kid play in the French league for PSG?


3 responses to “Reds after striker….”

  1. Jeffrey Yew (Malaysia) says:

    Seems that Liverpool’s average age is getting younger and younger, just like Arsenal few years back.

    Never heard of this Ngog kid, doubt he can help us to PL Champ that can no longer be endured — M*U 18, Liverpool 19!

  2. Benjamin says:

    We’re very much getting into a trend that has really begun to take hold here in the States in Major League Baseball as well. We’re invested less than 2 million in someone who will be worth possibly much more both off and on the pitch at a later date.

    Rafa is building a club not to win just this year, but to win over an extended period of time. Given the patience and financial flexibility I think we could be heading for a period of if not dominance then at least continued challenges for trophies on all fronts.

  3. Ron says:

    I agree, we are building a team that is capable of winning the Premiership for many years to come. As great as it may be to spend millions on proven players, it is also wise to invest heavily in the youth. I remember when Rafa joined us, one of his plans was to have a solid youth system. It has been 4 years now and we can now start to see the fruits of Rafa’s youth system. They won the reserve league with ease and some of them are now ready to make the move to the first team. The likes of Nemeth and Pacheco are going to be world class players very soon.