Now that Robbie Keane has left, we are short of options upfront. Well Rafa does not seen to think so, but I think we will struggle big time if Torres gets injured! Rafa says we still have Kuyt, Babel and Ngog if Torres gets injured but I have no faith in any three of them being held responsible for getting us the goals needed to win the title. With that said, I pray that Torres does not get injured and he can get us the goals for the rest of the season.
It is clear that Rafa is going to need to get another striker in the summer. The trick is going to be to find a world class striker who will be willing to play second fiddle to Torres. I do not think there will be many takers for the position as if you believe you are good enough you should be starting every game. Sure we can say we want to get a David Villa or Theiry Henry but these guys would want to be part of the starting eleven every week. It is clear that Gerrard and Torres are our best combo upfront and those will be the two to start the majority of the games when fit. I feel the best thing for Rafa to do is get a young striker who would be willing to sit on the bench and be called upon when need be. We may not even need to go buy someone, a certain Nemeth can do the job for us! This may just be the opportunity the young man needs to make a mark on the big stage. I hope Rafa gives him a chance now that he is short of strikers.
But for now, I just hope nothing bad happens to Torres until we win #19.