Liverpool need players like Diego Costa, says John Aldridge
John Aldridge rues Liverpool's failed attempt to sign Diego Costa
Liverpool need to sign players like Diego Costa, according to John Aldridge.
The Spain international has scored nine goals in nine Premier League games following his £32m move to Stamford Bridge from Atletico Madrid this summer.
We need more players of his calibre at Anfield, but like Brendan said it’s not as simple as it used to be
The 26-year-old recently revealed that he came close to joining Liverpool after he broke into los Rojiblancos first-team in 2013.
And former Reds striker Aldridge feels Liverpool manager Rodgers needs to sign players of Costa’s calibre.
“I don’t know if that’s why Diego Costa decided to join Chelsea rather than come to Liverpool when he had the chance a couple of years ago – but I would love to see him in a red shirt,” Aldridge told Liverpool Echo.
“I’m old fashioned when it comes to strikers and I love to see centre-forwards who are a real pain to play against, who give defenders hell all match and, of course, who can finish.
“Costa will get his fair share of red cards I’m sure, but that will be outweighed by the number of matches he wins for Chelsea with his attitude, his aggression – and his goals.
“We need more players of his calibre at Anfield, but like Brendan said it’s not as simple as it used to be.
“That’s sad, but a sign of the times of the way modern football has gone.”