David Villa will turn 31 in December. He is currently in the 14th season of his professional career and has played for over a decade in the top league in Spain.
He has been an international for seven years and has played in everything from friendly matches to the World Cup final.
He has won a league title, domestic cups, the European Cup, the European Champions and, of course, the World Cup. He has also picked up a laundry list of individual honors along the way.
He has literally been there, done that and had T-shirts made in his honor.
Aside from Luis Suarez, the only two strikers in the senior Liverpool squad are 21-year-old Italian international Fabio Borini and 18-year-old German prodigy Samed Yesil.
These are two players with bags of potential but no real experience in the game.
Borini has had an unusual career as he moved to Chelsea from boyhood club Bologna at the age of 16. He stayed at Chelsea for four years but despite an impressive record for the Chelsea reserves, he didn't quite make the breakthrough with the London club and left in 2011 when his contract expired.
Before his permanent departure from Chelsea, he spent a couple of months on loan at Swansea under Brendan Rodgers and helped get the Welsh side promoted to the Premier League. While Swansea were desperate to keep him, Borini had already agreed a pre-contract with Italian club Parma before joining Rodgers' team.
In typical Italian style, Borini never kicked a ball for Parma in anger, and Roma swooped in to take him in a rather complicated loan deal. Borini impressed during his first season with the Rome giants, scoring 10 goals in 26 appearances despite largely playing in a wide role or coming off the bench.
When Brendan Rodgers was appointed Liverpool manager, he made the signing of Borini a priority. And after Roma and Parma had concluded an auction, which saw Roma secure his rights, the Reds moved in to get their man.
He has had a hit-and-miss start to life at Anfield, but his potential has often shone through despite being played out of position. His off-the-ball movement and work rate have been excellent and there are comparisons to be drawn with former Liverpool hero Dirk Kuyt. Borini doesn't cover quite as much ground as Kuyt but he is undoubtedly a more talented footballer who has bags of potential.
Yesil is Germany's top striking talent at under-19 level and has so far bagged eight goals in six appearances for the team. This follows on from a strike-rate of 20 in 21 games for the under-17 team.
Yesil is a prolific goalscorer with natural finishing ability. He's the type of young striker Liverpool have not had since Robbie Fowler burst on to the scene.
He was brought through the ranks of Bayer Leverkusen, having joined the club at the age of 11, and had a fantastic scoring record at underage level. He looked like spending this season in the reserves with the possibility of some first-team appearances. That is, until Liverpool stepped in.
The Reds secured his signature at a bargain price and shortly afterwards, Brendan Rodgers spoke of fast-tracking him to first-team level, such is his talent.
He made his Liverpool debut in the Capital One Cup against West Bromwich Albion and gave a good account of himself. He was unlucky not to score when he flashed a header just wide after making a great near-post run.
With Borini currently out injured, Yesil may well find himself called upon in Premier League action in the very near future.
There's no doubting the ability of these boys. They have bags of talent and big futures ahead of them.
Villa can help shape those futures by acting as a mentor to them at Liverpool. Both of them have similar styles of play to Villa—Yesil more-so than Borini, it must be said. But they will need guidance and an experienced voice to help them.
It has often been said that Gary McAllister played a huge part in Steven Gerrard's development during his time at Liverpool just over a decade ago. McAllister was able to teach Gerrard about the finer points of midfield play and the young man from Huyton has gone on to become one of Liverpool's best ever players.
Villa could offer the same type of guidance to Borini and Yesil, as well as to other young strikers like Adam Morgan and particularly Jerome Sinclair. Sinclair is the crown jewel of Liverpool's academy and has already become the club's youngest ever player.
If Villa was to spend six months working with these young lads, with possibility of a further year to come afterwards, it would greatly benefit the club in the long term as well as the short term.