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Liverpool tipped to move for Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha – ‘Could thrive at Anfield’ | Football | Sport


That’s the view of Liverpool icon John Aldridge, who acknowledges Zaha’s skills have caused the Reds problems in the past.

Zaha’s pace and ability means he is one of Crystal Palace’s most-wanted players by other teams.

Manchester United have been linked with a deal to take Zaha back to Old Trafford while Arsenal are also believed to be keen.

But Aldridge, who helped Liverpool to the FA Cup in 1989, believes the Ivorian would be a good addition at Anfield.

“Maybe they [Liverpool] should look into the possibility of recruiting Wilfried Zaha from Crystal Palace, who is rumoured to have made it clear he wants to move on to play Champions League football,” Aldridge wrote for The Sunday World.

“Zaha has given Liverpool some real problems in the last couple of years and Klopp’s ability to turn talents of his type into consistent performers has to make him the kind of player who could thrive at Anfield.”

Zaha scored ten Premier League goals for Crystal Palace during the most recent season.

He almost single-handedly carried his side away from relegations with his goals coming at crucial times.

And he hinted that he could stay at Selhurst Park despite the speculation.

Zaha said: “I’m proud to be from here and I’m glad that I’m still here because it’s like, I’ve reached my dream.

“Obviously, there’s so much I want to do in football, but I’ve managed to become a professional footballer and I’m still in the area where I made it.

“I’m still around my people, still around my friends, so I feel like you can do it too, you know what I mean? That’s why I’m proud to be from here.

“My dad had a stroke. He lived away from me, but as soon as he had a stroke it was an eye opener that I need to keep him close. He’s not as young as he was before.

“Now, on a Friday before games, he tends to pray with me, before the games. If I wasn’t home, I wouldn’t be able to do that, so it makes a massive difference.”

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