Liverpool need to sign a winger this summer. We have managed to get Henderson and Adam whom I believe are good signings but we still lack width in our side. It sounds like Stewart Downing is our top target but there is also talk of us wanting to sign Charles N’Zogbia from Wigan if we can not get Downing.
In my own opinion, I think signing N’Zogbia would be a bad idea. The player is great and would fit the bill perfectly in what we require; pacey and skillful winger to provide ammunition for our striker. But the problem is that one of the players that N’Zogbia would have to be supplying balls to is Andy Carroll. Now Carroll and N’Zogbia are not the best of friends!
Back in 2009 when Carroll was just breaking into the Newcastle first team, N’Zogbia was also at the club and the two had a major fallout in training. Apparently, Carroll gave N’Zogbia a bad tackle in training and the two of them exchanged blows on the training ground. The brawl continued in the dress rooming afterwards.
At the time Joe Kinnear was the Newcastle boss and he said this about the incident, “It was just handbags and it has been blown out of all proportion.”
“I can’t stop players being passionate, and wouldn’t want to. I won’t be taking any action.”
Now, do you think that these two players would have forgotten about this? I do not think so. We can not risk having another brawl at Melwood if Liverpool sign N’Zogbia. The disharmony caused by players on the training ground has a way of filtering to the rest of the team and that could result in poor performances on the field.