Carlos Tevez Could Be The Final Piece In Liverpool's Jigsaw

illya mclellan@illya mclellan @illbehaviorNZSenior Analyst IMay 15, 2009

WIGAN, ENGLAND - MAY 13:  Carlos Tevez of Manchester United celebrates after scoring the equalizing goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Wigan Athletic and Manchester United at the JJB Stadium on May 13, 2009 in Wigan, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

After once again witnessing Carlos Tevez show the world just why he is loved not only in his homeland but even in neighboring Brazil, it is astonishing to hear that he is still being linked with a move away from Old Trafford.

Possible destinations for the Argentinian dynamo are speculative as always but apparently include Liverpool, Real Madrid, and Manchester City.

To me the answer seems to a be a given on one front anyway.

Tevez is what Robbie Keane was hoped to be for Liverpool, only he is faster, younger, and more skillful.

The Argentinian seems to be the perfect ingredient to a side that on occasion relies too heavily on Gerrard and Torres.

Tevez would provide excellent assistance to these two and he is also capable of providing match-winning and deciding moments of his own.

We were able to see as recently as the Wigan game and spectacularly earlier this season in the League Cup against Blackburn Rovers that he is an extremely talented player with a bright future.

At 25 years of age he has ample time left in his career to possibly become one of the greats. A player with all round ability and an expert eye for goal, it is with a strange disappointment that I have witnessed his constant exclusion from Sir Alex Ferguson's starting lineups.

Admittedly Ferguson is the managerial maestro and I am merely a fan of him and the game, but I always hope to see the Argentinian when the lineups come up.

In a strange twist, while this is happening at United, at Liverpool the title has slowly been lost by the Anfield giants, who could have used Tevez to possibly devastating effect.

While performing excellently in a lone striker position he is also a formidable link man who is able to lay on goals with exquisite passes and sweet deft flicks.

I would love to see him link with Benayoun as the two are both passing purists, always trying for a better and more skillful pass.

Kuyt would benefit from running off Tevez's articulate feet and N'Gog would certainly benefit from playing with him also.

Funnily enough, though N'Gog towers over Tevez, it would be Tevez that the Frenchman could possibly learn the most from in terms of duplication of style.

Not to mention the possibilities of Tevez playing with the likes of Gerrard and Torres. It seems, in the mind's eye, something that would be worth paying money to see.

If Tevez ends up at Liverpool next season, it could be the transfer that will remind us of the Cantona phenomenon that occurred at United.

So it shall be with great anticipation that I watch the way this transfer situation pans out. I have strong doubts Ferguson will be able to let him go, that is, unless the money gets silly, which is something that could quite possibly happen.


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