‘Giroud would do a great job for Liverpool in Firmino role’

Date published: Wednesday 24th February 2021 3:35 - Joe Williams

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Olivier Giroud would be a good signing for Liverpool this summer, according to former Chelsea forward Tony Cascarino.

The Frenchman scored a spectacular overhead kick as Thomas Tuchel’s side beat Atletico Madrid 1-0 in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie.

Giroud, who has only made seven Premier League starts this summer, is out of contract in the summer despite scoring 11 goals in all competitions this term.

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And Cascarino thinks he is one of the “the most underrated players” in world football, while he reckons he could do a job for Liverpool next campaign.

Cascarino told talkSPORT: “I would say he is the best in the world of the most underrated players.

“There are a good few that are underrated and he’s at the top of the list.

“I was lucky enough to see Olivier as a young man when he was at Montpellier when they won the [Ligue 1] title, and he played a big part in that before he joined Arsenal.

“You could always see there was something a little bit different because he’s not a traditional centre-forward, yet he leads the line brilliantly.

“But he’ll do things that a No.10 can do. That goal [against Atletico] is a No.10 goal, it’s a Roberto Baggio type of goal. I’ve seen Giroud do that four or five times in his career.”

When asked if he would be a good signing for Liverpool this summer, Cascarino replied: “Absolutely.

“I think there are very few players that can do the Roberto Firmino role.

“Look, at 35 years old, he’d do a great job.

“I still think there is a year or two left in him. He doesn’t rely on pace. He reminds me a little bit of Teddy Sheringham at times.

“I know Teddy played a slightly different role, but he’s got that in him where he can play that No.10 or No.9 role.”


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