There is momentum gathering over this potential Rafa move that at first seems impossible to believe, but then after some closer thought, could well be plausible, what do you think?
THERE’S an old saying in football which is: Never go back.
But it didn’t work out too badly for me when I returned to Anfield, and there’s no reason why Emile Heskey couldn’t be a success if speculation about a possible Anfield comeback proves correct.
At the moment the talk is largely immaterial, because Rafa has made it clear he couldn’t even afford a free transfer signing in January unless he can offload somebody first.
But if he did suddenly find himself in a position to bring in a new face, I think the familiar presence of Emile Heskey would be a good move. (Ian Rush-Liverpool Echo)
The Wigan striker’s contract expires at the end of the season and he has already admitted he would be interested in a return to one of his former sides, Liverpool.
“If he goes to Liverpool or wherever, is he going to play week-in, week-out?” asked the Wigan manager, “The big thing Emile will have on his mind is to be in condition in 18 months to go to the World Cup. Why not stay here and do that?” (goal.com)
One relationship that looks like it might be about to be mended is the love affair between Emile Heskey and Liverpool. According to a MIRROR FOOTBALL SPY EXCLUSIVE – an exclusive slightly undermined by the fact that the same story is splashed all over the back of the Sun – Mr Em is out of contract at Wigan in the summer and could even move to Anfield in January as he’s not cup-tied in Europe. (Guardian)
Emile Heskey wasn’t exactly prolific in his days at Anfield, but he was determined and always gave 100%, but many would doubt if he had what it takes to play for the Merseyside giants and I would be one of those ‘many’. Benitez does need another striker in his pack to ease the burden on Torres, and maybe Heskey could be that man?
Perhaps Rafa should not have offloaded Crouchy, but he had good reasons for doing that, now it’s a question of where the Spaniard moves in the transfer window in terms of filling that gap. Do Liverpool fans agree with Ian Rush that a move for the 30-year-old England man would be a good one?