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Sports - September 25, 2007

Those of you who read my last article will know it was regarding Liverpool‘s current striker plight. The general consensus from that seems to be that rather than signing Cole or Eduardo, most fans would just like to see Babel play more up front and bring Nemeth back from Greece. Now, I have to say that I agree with this entirely, but here’s a not so new name to throw into the fray. Ruud Van Nistelrooy.

Having been linked with a move to the Reds (the Reds with the 18 league titles AND 5 European trophies) in the summer, Mr. Van Nistelrooy now finds himself being linked with a £4m move to Arsenal.

At 33, he is in the autumn of his career or, you could just say that he’s getting old but there’s no denying that he still has the ability to find the back of the net. Although he was fairly quick, he wasn’t the type of player who relied on his pace as much as someone like Owen or, indeed, Torres does.

For the miserly sum of £4m, is it worth Liverpool taking a punt or are his crimes against LFC and humanity just too big to ignore? For those who are wondering, the crimes are scoring against us and looking like a horse.

Has enough time passed and would he be welcomed like Paul Ince was?

My opinion? I’m just not sure. There is now doubting his talent but…it’s Van Nistelrooy. Look at the uproar Owen caused when he decided to become a professional bench warmer at United. And Man U are his third club since leaving us. Maybe we should get him just to teach those God damn cocky Man U fans a lesson. And how good would it be if it were one of his goals that got us the league title a la Tevez saving West Ham from relegation.

You know what, I think I might just be talking myself into this.


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