Date: 20th October 2008 at 10:47am
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One would have thought that the transfer window is now closed there would not be a lot of transfer talk but alas, names are still being thrown around about possible targets for Liverpool. It is clear Rafa is after another striker. The name of Emile Heskey had been thrown around last week but I was not really keen about Heskey coming back to Liverpool. But today there is now talk about Amr Zaki being a possible target for Rafa.

Now we all saw Zaki at first hand on Saturday when he scored Wigan’s two goals against us. The first may not have been amazing but the second certainly was. I followed the Africa Cup of Nations very closely, a tournament which Egypt went on to win and Zaki was the star of that team. At that time I thought he was going to be signed by a big European team but I was surprised that he ended up at Wigan. But I guess the move to Wigan may be good for him and us in the long run as he will adapt to the English game at Wigan and once he has settled he could move to a team like Liverpool.

I would certainly love to see Zaki at Liverpool and he would be the perfect man to back up Torres and I am sure Zaki would be happy with such a role especially playing for such a big team. Wigan say they have the first option on signing Zaki permanently as he is only at Wigan on loan but if he continues playing the way he is, I can not see Wigan out bidding other top teams for his signature.