There has been lots around, while I’ve been away, about whether or not Robbie Keane is going to be the saviour for Liverpool FC. I’m not convinced he is, I think he is a very good player, and Spurs are silly to get rid of him, but he isn’t world class, and he still needs the ball to be able to do something with it.
Keane brings some serious firepower, getting many goals from deflections and spills. He has a knack of being at the right spot and the right time. He is in the form of his life, and at only 28, there is still some more to come. His playing certainly complemented and eased Dimitar Berbatov into the Premiership, let’s hope he does the same for Torres.
On the negative side, he isn’t a consistent player, he has some great spells followed by some awful spells, this doesn’t help provide the consistency that Torres needs alongside him. And Rafa has got into playing 4- 2-3-1, where does Keane fit into that? I’ve read that Benitez would possibly play him wide, but he isn’t a wide player, he is a classic down the middle striker.
So for me there are certainly some questions to see answers to, but yes he is a good buy.