TRANSFER TALK: Berahino to Liverpool?
The latest transfer target to possibly have a future in the red shirt of Liverpool is Saido Berahino.
A move for the striker from Burundi has been reported to be possible for the club at a time when Liverpool face an injury crisis and the player in question wants out from a place that just isn’t going to work out in the longterm for him.
The West Brom player has made his teammates rather uncomfortable and displeased with him, to the point where they won’t talk to him and only pass the ball to him when it’s absolutely necessary and they have no other options left. He’s been isolated by his footballer coworkers because of public comments he was making of “I would like to move to a BIG club”… thereby implying that West Brom are not a big club. That hasn’t made the fans or the players of the club happy at all. In fact it turned everybody against him, making a move away from there a necessity if Berahino ever wants to enjoy being at his workplace ever again.
Liverpool know they need extra help in Berahino’s particular position with their injury list being so long and the list of available strikers being so short. The owners certainly aren’t short on cash though and will be able to afford the price tag if they truly want to make this transfer happen. Liverpool aren’t the only club with eyes on him though a previous valuation of £20M placed on his head the last time he was being scouted by clubs like Tottenham seems to have cooled the big rush to bring him to a new club. Spurs seem certain that he’s been overvalued.
Despite his East African roots, Berahino has played for England’s under 16s, 17s, 18s, 19s, 20s and 21s squads. When he was a small child, he made a move from Africa to Birmingham, England and became eligible for their national team some time later, as he went through the English education system and began integration into a new society with the help of football. Becoming part of sports squads gave him an opportunity to make new friends and even start a new career on a new continent eventually.
Anyone used to this high level of change will surely take a transfer from the Mid-West of England to the North West of England as a rather casual change that won’t provide too much of a challenge to get used to. I will be willing to give him a warm welcome if he plans on making the move out to Liverpool by the end of January. Any help is welcome help at the moment. Nobody can say exactly when Daniel Sturridge may return and the fans want something that resembles a goalscorer within our squad. Berahino’s scoring records are rather impressive, for club and country. For West Brom alone, he scored 33 goals in 97 appearances. That’s about 1 goal per every 3 games played. There are some Liverpool players who have gone longer than 3 games before putting the ball in the net for their club. I’d like to see that kind of action brought to Anfield, without a doubt.
If Berahino truly wants a “big” club as he mentioned rather publically to his ultimate downfall, Liverpool could well be the big club for him. I’m certain no official bids have been made by any club so far, but if they are it’s only a matter of time before he would rush to Merseyside and make another fresh start. Keep your eyes on this website for further updates if he chooses us, this January. He won’t join our squad without me telling you all the details of his contract and squad number etc. All we can do is sit back and wait in hope.
Walk on with hope in your heart, Anfield Family.
[written by] Stuart Drewery.
I’m an Englishman (born and raised in Liverpool in the 80s). My whole family including my parents and grandparents were Liverpool fans so I was born into being a red.
I’ve seen Liverpool win the league (about 25 years ago) and I’ve been 100% loyal and committed while supporting the Reds through all the good times AND the bad times since the 80s.