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For what it's worth, it is overwhelmingly said that Sturridge and Ince are the top 2, from this side of the pond.
Normally, as I've said in another thread, our pundits and tv personalities (not the internet or papers) do not speak on these things unless it's some massive deal, or persistent rumor that never goes away. So, it's a bit odd..
As far as Sturridge goes, he's not my first choice, but I'm not the one making the decisions, and when comparing to Walcott, I do prefer him. I think he has a higher ceiling and alot of his arrogance and frustration is simply out of a young, very good player who just doesn't seem to get enough chances. Granted his attitude and training could play a part to that, but being in a new environment, especially if he's somewhat familiar with Rodgers and having an opportunity at a regular spot will make him go the extra lengths needed.
This said, I do like his swagger and confidence in front of goal.. he's scored some lovely goals out of nothing from backheels, and it only makes you think how bad Henderson and some others look with easy chances, and just remember when Daniel was on loan with Bolton, without looking, I think he had 9 goals in 13 games (ish) .. That's a good return, in the Prem.
Above all else.. Right now, I think he's injured, so if he's damaged goods, consider it a no go in January, and it really all boils down to what Chelsea do, and I think it's a bit naive to think they won't be adding 1-2 strikers regardless if Torres finds himself or not..
The injury is somewhat irrelevant, it is only a hamstring injury and he is due back this week so in terms of January he should be rehabbed up. Sturridge/Walcott/Ince all play that right side void really, I can't imagine us going out and getting more then 1 of the 3. I think if we pulled in 1 plus Bent then that would be good business for this window. One player I like the look of is Danny Rose, I watched him for Sunderland a few times recently and he would work well with Enrique or as cover. Right now (and it changes by the day), the trio of Sturridge/Bent/Rose would be my ideal January which would boost us till the summer (remember Borini and Kelly will be returning soonish. Then in the summer we can ship out the rubbish and go bigger.
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Well both are injured, so I guess whoever can run faster on crutches, or push themself in a wheelchair at the moment..
To be honest, not directed at you Mel, but for him, the club and others, I hope he comes back and finishes the year strong. He didn't light the world on fire and I can't defend him too much, but he was played out of position far too much for his time here..
He's 21 and has the physical skills, so I can't help but root for the kid and I feel like he's dumped on worse than Ngog who didn't have the easiest job (nor the "worst" return) in filling the shoes of the real Torres in his prime, as a lead the line striker..