Liverpool striker Fernando Torres needs a strike partner to back him up on the pitch. That much we know is true. Whilst Torres can usually do it alone, the rest of the season is bound to be grueling for the Anfield outfit that are still chasing the Champions League and Premier League titles. What they need someone to step up and take the job, and thankfully one player is ready and willing to do it. But is he really ready for this role?
“With Robbie having gone to Tottenham that has increased my chances a little more,” said the 22-year-old.
“I feel that I am ready for more playing time so hopefully that will come.
“I have spoken with the manager and he has told me what my role can be in the future. If necessary, I will play as a winger, but I have made no secret of my desire to play as a striker at Liverpool.” (Liverpool Echo)
Babel has been a massive question mark all season. Whilst he has shown periods of greatness, his overall performance has left many with a feeling of emptiness. His pace is one of his biggest assets on the pitch, but it usually is negated when you look at how poor his vision is most of the time.
Babel has an affinity for blowing down the side with the ball and going hellbent for the goal, never once looking for an open team-mate. That has to change. Rafa brought Babel in to play the wing, but maybe his new role is to be Torres’ wingman up front. Liverpool supporters will just have to wait and see if he can handle such a role.