This transfer season has been very exciting, with major transfers happening almost weekly. Particularly, Liverpool have signed a variety of players to help boost their midfield and attack, so they don’t fall behind in the title run this upcoming Premier League season. The departure of Luis Suarez to Barcelona has prompted Brendan Rodgers and the Liverpool administration to sign some very young talent and veteran players as well. Most recently, they are in the final steps for acquiring Loic Remy from QPR for £8.5m. The French had a overall successful campaign in Newcastle United after he was loaned to them from QPR, who managed to get into the Premier League.
Loic Remy is most likely the direct replacement of Fabio Borini, who might be transferred to Sunderland for a fee of £14m. Borini had an unimpressive 2013-2014 season with Sunderland, scoring 7 goals in 32 appearances. On the other hand, Loic Remy had a good loan season with Newcastle, scoring 14 goals in 26 appearances. Remy had also missed the first two games of the 2013-2014 season with an injury.The statistics speak for themselves and Remy might have a promising career at Liverpool.
If Brendan Rodgers is able to successfully integrate Remy in his swift attacking system, Remy will be able to provide a lot of goals for Liverpool. Remy has been known to play in a variety of positions throughout the pitch and this could prove to be favorable to Rodger’s constant attack strategy. With Suarez’ departure, Remy will likely play towards the striker position, where he can open up spaces for other forwards and midfielders.
In respect to intangibles, Remy has a lot of experience playing in big stage games, such as the Europa League and the Champions League. In regards to international experience, Remy only played two games a substitute for France in the 2014 World Cup. A good portion of Liverpool’s squad is relatively young and experience will be necessary for their upcoming Champions League matches. Although Steven Gerrard is the most experienced player in the team, the presence of Remy will surely ease some pressure off of his shoulders.
Overall, the potential signing of Loic Remy will help Liverpool in, once again, improving their attacking game, which was their most powerful trait in the 2013-2014 season. The ongoing summer matches may help the recent signings get somewhat adjusted to Rodgers’ style of play. Lately, Liverpool has not had any big name signings, but Reds fans have faith that the organization is doing the best it can.
Although neither the Remy nor Borini transfers have been confirmed, the advanced negotiation stage and the fact that Liverpool are clearly looking for a replacement for Borini, indicate that both transfers will go through.