Many Liverpool fans still believe that the club needs another winger to join the squad either to cover for Stewart Downing or to have the new winger start on one flank and Downing on the other. Downing had a very good game for Liverpool on Saturday against Sunderland and it was great finally seeing a winger in a Liverpool shirt taking on defenders again.
If we could have another player with as much pace and quality as Downing we would be in a better position. Reports today are now suggesting that Liverpool may be ready to line up a shock bid for Celtic’s Northern Ireland international winger Paddy McCourt.
Now this may not be the name Liverpool fans may have been expecting to come in as another winger simply due to him not being a ‘big-name’. McCourt is one of those erratic wingers who blows hot and cold but maybe Kenny Dalglish can bring out the best in him. The fact that he is 27-years-old may be a stumbling block for any potential move as he may not be deemed young enough to fit into the new Liverpool policy of buying young players. But if Liverpool are able to get McCourt on the cheap, he may be worth the gamble.