Date: 15th June 2011 at 12:47pm
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Many reports are suggesting that Liverpool are lining up a bid for Ipswich striker Connor Wickham. Wichkam is only 18 years old but has been touted as the next Alan shearer. I have never liked young players being compared to greats and they should be given the opportunity to make a name for themselves.

Liverpool will certainly need to go into the market this summer and get another striker to incase Suarez and Carroll are injured or out of form. In the past we have relied on David Ngog to come in and play upfront but he has not covered himself in much glory and as a result he may be leaving Liverpool this summer.

A player like Wickham would be ideal for Liverpool as he would not be demanding to start every single game unlike if we go out and sign another £25million striker. Wickham is one for the future but can come in and do a job now if need be. My main concern is the reported £12million asking fee for him from Ipswich.
Yes, young English players are being sold for a premium right now as we have just seen with our own Jordan Henderson and Phill Jones going to Manchester United.

Do you think Liverpool should sign Connor Wickam for £12million?