Latest reports from Sky Sports is stating that Premier League outfit Huddersfield Town have joined the race to sign out of favour Liverpool striker Dominic Solanke. The report also adds that it’s going to be a battle between Huddersfield and Crystal Palace for the signature of this English striker who has failed to establish himself at Liverpool. Both the clubs are looking to pull off a loan deal in January.
Rangers have been interested in him for quite some time, and reports from the Scotsman earlier confirmed that Steven Gerrard had tried to bring him in the summer as well. The rumour mill didn’t stop, and the Gers have been heavily linked (The Scottish Sun) with a January move for the striker by various sources. However, this latest piece of news from Sky Sports should be a significant damper for the Gers faithful as there is no mention of Rangers’ interest.
Huddersfield manager David Wagner is best of friends with Jurgen Klopp, and the prospect of sending him to a Premier League club would definitely make more sense for the Liverpool manager. Steven Gerrard might share the best of relationship with the Liverpool hierarchy, but we believe that staying and playing in the Premier League would help the England striker more.
Huddersfield have been shy of goals this season, and they can definitely do with a striker like him. On the other hand, Rangers have Alfredo Morelos in their ranks who has been carrying the goalscoring burden almost single-handedly this season. Given the form he has shown, it would be tough to drop him so Klopp might be a bit sceptical regarding Solanke’s game time if he decides to send him to Ibrox.
English club Crystal Palace’s name has also been doing the rounds for quite some time now, and they could also do with a striker as Christian Benteke has missed the major part of the season due to injury. Even when he was available, his performances were below par, and Roy Hodgson should desperately try to get his hands on Solanke in January.
Solanke is a proper no. 9 and he has the ability to take the Scottish Premiership by storm. However, Gerrard should definitely be a worried man given the kind of interest the 21-year-old forward is generating. His team is currently too dependent on Morelos and they desperately need a decent backup striker who can propel them towards the title in January.
At the moment, the situation looks grim with 2 Premier League clubs now vying for his signature. Gerrard might have to pull a rabbit out of his hat to pull off this move, and that might also mean making sure he gets a guaranteed amount of game time after joining at Ibrox.