Mario Gomez’s Proposed Liverpool Move Could Be In His Best Interest

Wags And Woy For Gomez!

Bayern Munich’s forgotten man, Mario Gomez, was the subject of intense transfer rumours during the summer transfer window with a potential move to Liverpool being touted by the press. Unfortunately for Roy Hodgson’s ailing Liverpool side, Bayern Munich rejected the offer on the last day of the transfer period and Gomez remained a Bayern Munich player. Hodgson, though, who has recently succeeded Rafael Benitez at Liverpool after an impressive stint with Fulham, is determined to get his man, and a move for the German striker may be on in January. Mario Gomez, at 25 years old, would of course love to be playing regular first-team football. At Bayern Munich, though, with the competition of the likes of Ivica Olic, Miroslav Klose, and Thomas Mueller, first-team football cannot be guaranteed. Without regular football at club level, Gomez does not have a chance to shine and force into Loew’s national setup. The only look in Gomez seems to get with the national team nowadays is when the cameraman pans over the bench.

A move to Liverpool, for Gomez and for Liverpool, would be a good thing. Liverpool have only two natural strikers in their squad, with Fernando Torres being first-choice and David N’gog because the back-up striker. N’gog is rubbish. He’s a bit pacey, but he really has nothing to offer the side other than that. The thing that concerns most Liverpool fans, is how injury-prone their star striker is. When Fernando Torres is on, he’s really on. He’s strong, he’s quick, he’s very strong in the air, he can create chances for teammates, his finishing is top notch, and he can beat the best of defenders. Obviously a hard player to replace for any player, not just N’gog. Unfortunately, Liverpool can’t always rely on a player like Torres because of his almost constant injury problems. Enter Mario Gomez.

Under Benitez, Liverpool played a single striker in a 4-2-3-1 formation, and Torres was that man. During Benitez’s time at the club, Peter Crouch, Andriy Voronin, Robbie Keane, Craig Belly and Robbie Fowler all failed to break into Benitez’s system and were sold after being purchased for high prices. Under Hodgson, Liverpool will likely field a 4-4-2, the fortmation Hodgson successfully implemented at Fulham. Alongside Torres, there is definitely a place for Mario Gomez. In the Premier League, Mario Gomez’s physicality would allow him to excel, and finally fulfill the potential he showed during his time at Stuttgart.

Gomez should do all he can to secure a move to Merseyside in January, because he has fallen drastically down the pecking order ever since Thomas Mueller decided to become a world class player. A Torres-Gomez partnership, with players like Steven Gerrard and Raul Meireles playing in midfield behind them, would really allow Gomez to hit top form and then finally he could get some real playing time with Die Mannschaft. It’s about time, too, because even Cacau has put himself ahead of Gomez in the national side.

Can you imagine Jamie Carragher and Mario Gomez trying to have a conversation? Classic. Liverpool, frankly, needs him, and he absolutely needs them. If he fails to get regular time at Bayern Munich by the end of the year, then a move to Liverpool would probably be in Gomez’s best interest.

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