Has he got it in him to make it at Anfield?
Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez believes David Ngog has a big role to play for the side this season.
Ngog helped Liverpool reach the fourth round of the Carling Cup with the winning goal in the 1-0 victory over Leeds on Tuesday night.
The Frenchman has found first-team chances limited at Anfield with most of his appearances coming off the bench.
Benitez feels Ngog, who joined Liverpool from Paris St Germain in the summer of 2008, is making steady progress at Anfield and he believes he has the quality to be a success on Merseyside.
“He is a young player, but he has quality,” said Benitez. “That is something we knew. He showed character.
“He was trying to keep the ball and get into positions. He was really tired at the end but he did a fantastic job.
“He knows the Premier League is very difficult but here he showed he can do it.
“Cup competitions are always very difficult. You have to win, everyone is working so hard.
“He is still a young player, he has quality.” (Sky Sports)
David Ngog is a player who gives his all, a player who appears to try his best every chance he gets, but has he really got it in him to become a starting eleven player at Liverpool? The young Frenchman has improved that’s for sure but he is in many ways an odd type of striker.
He is ungainly and awkward on the ball and always seems to need to take an extra touch just to get control of a pass and whilst the 20 year old has managed to score five times for us in the relatively short amount of playing time he has had, he probably could and perhaps should have scored twice that amount.
He is never going to be a deadly finisher and he is probably actually behind the likes of Nemeth in terms of pure natural ability, despite being older and more experienced. I would love to be proven wrong on this one but I can’t help but think that he will be one of those players who leaves the club, probably heading back to France, in a year or so never to be heard from again.
I genuinely hope that he turns out to be the next Thierry Henry and that if he succeeds means me looking like a fool with hindsight, then I am more than happy to get this one totally wrong.