Liverpool Transfer Rumors: Reds Don't Need Overrated Arsenal Star Theo Walcott

Nicholas Goss@@NicholasGoss35Correspondent IAugust 29, 2012

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 03:  Theo Walcott of Arsenal is tackled by Martin Skrtel of Liverpool during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield on March 3, 2012 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
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Liverpool must not bring overrated Arsenal winger Theo Walcott to Anfield when he won't significantly upgrade the squad.

There are much better transfer targets that manager Brendan Rodgers should be monitoring as deadline day approaches.

Per the Daily Mail:

Walcott, 23, could even be ditched before the close of the transfer window on Friday, with Manchester City and Liverpool asking to be kept informed. The north London club will demand a £12million fee. 

Walcott is a good player, but he will never be a superstar player. He's way too inconsistent, and cannot be relied on to be a goal scoring threat.

His incredible pace and acceleration make him a very difficult player to defend, but he is a one-dimensional attacking talent.

Arsenal fans have waited for him to have a breakout season, but it hasn't come yet. Even though he's 23 years old, Walcott has had plenty of time to become a star in his six-plus seasons with the London club.

The Englishman is never going to have the impact in the final third of the pitch that other Premier League wingers such as Eden Hazard and Nani do, and he's not the complete attacking player Liverpool need.

Rodgers cannot spend over £10 million on a player that won't make a huge impact on the quality of the team's attack. Liverpool need reliable goal scorers, which Walcott is certainly not.

Let's face it, Walcott is an average player. Sometimes he can be brilliant, but those times are too few and far between.

Rodgers would improve his squad much more if he spent this kind of cash on Fulham's Clint Dempsey, and not Walcott. Bringing the Arsenal man to Anfield would be a huge mistake for Liverpool.


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