Swedish teenager on trial at Anfield.
Sky Sports understands Liverpool have handed a two-week trial to Swedish teenager Abdul Aziz, who has been dubbed the “baby Didier Drogba”.
The 14-year-old, who was born in Sierra Leone, has an excellent scoring record for his club ISK Norkopping and with the Sweden Under-15 national team.
Manchester United and City had both been watching the youngster, but have been caught napping by their north west rivals who moved swiftly to land Aziz on a trial.
His arrival at Anfield represents a real coup for Liverpool as Aziz is viewed as one of the biggest talents to emerge from Sweden in a generation.
SOURCE: Sky Sports
The obvious joke of course is that Andy Carroll was supposed to be the new Didier Drogba.
Now Liverpool fans will just hope that Abdul Aziz doesn’t turn out to be the new Andy Carroll.
We are of course being somewhat harsh on Carroll in our jest, who is at the beginning of his Anfield career. Our most profuse apologies.
Abdul Aziz has great potential, but as a giant forward he would be a curious signing for Liverpool.
The team that Kenny Dalglish is trying to build appears to be one based on a short, quick passing game to drag opposition players out of position, while the players Liverpool are recruiting seem to be based on the traditional English style of long balls, crosses and headers.
It is fair to say that this method of playing no longer appears to work on the international stage.
Are Kenny Dalglish and Damien Comolli reading from the same hymnsheet?