Seems Liverpool have finally given up on their stance on keeping want away Luiz Suarez. According to reports, they are targeting Udinese’s 22-year old striker, Luis Muriel to replace last season’s top scorer for Liverpool.
The Colombian striker has been identified as the man to replace the Uruguayan.
He is an exciting young prospect and has been compared to the Brazil and Real Madrid legend, Ronaldo, due to his style of play. He is known for his exemplary ball control, and a superb shot, with a great shot accuracy, hitting the target regularly. This has led him to be named Serie A’s Best Young Player in 2012 along with Stephan El Shaarawy.
Suarez has been given permission to talk to Arsenal, which has prompted Liverpool to look for his replacements. Meanwhile, Arséne Wenger says that Arsenal are not close to signing any player, mostly not in time for the upcoming Emirates Cup. “I believe that everybody competes on a very high level,” he said. “What has changed recently is that in Europe, countries like France have bought some very talented players who would two or three years ago all have come to England. That makes the chase for talent very difficult.
“What we want is not a [big] name but a good player. The name is less important. What is important is the quality of the player. We want as many top players as we can but we have to focus on the players [already here] and develop them as well.
“In midfield you have plenty of candidates – there’s a big fight in midfield. Sagna has settled in well as a centre back. We have a strong squad. We are there on the market trying to strengthen our team.”